23 September 2009
Daily Chat 23/09/09
The first major battle of the Wars of the Roses was fought in 1459 in Blore Heath, Staffs. The Siege of Vienna began in 1529. Nintendo was founded in 1889. The earliest game system consisted of 48 brightly coloured rectangles of heavy paper (quaintly referred to as 'cards') which were used for something called Hanafuda. The union of Norway and Sweden was dissolved by the Treaty of Karlstad in 1905. Nikita Khrushchev began a visit to Iowa in 1959. In 1999, Qantas Airlines Flight 1 overshot the runway in Bangkok, causing minor injuries to 38 passengers. It is the worst crash in the 49 year history of the airline.
Born today: Euripedes (480-406 BC), Augustus Caesar (63 BC - AD 14), Kublai Khan (1215-1294), Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984), John Coltrane (1926-1967), Ray Charles (1930-2004), Bruce Springsteen (1949) and Cherie Blair (1954).
It is International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.