05 October 2009
Daily Chat 05/10/09
Italy, Spain, Portugal and Poland didn't have a 5 October, 1582, due to adopting the Gregorian calendar. Christianity was disestablished in France in 1793. In 1877, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce gave up his 3 month struggle to lead his people to Canada to avoid having to settle on reservation lands being forced upon them by the US government. The Jarrow March set off for London in 1936. The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was aired in 1969.
Born today: Denis Diderot (1713-1784), Robert Goddard (1882-1945), Donald Pleasence (1919-1995), Vacláv Havel (1936), Brian Connolly (1945-1997), Bob Geldof (1951), Clive Barker (1952), Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy (1965), Kate Winslet (1975).
It is Republic Day in Portugal.