06 October 2009
Daily Chat 06/10/09
Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the world's oldest surviving opera, debuted in Florence in 1600. Thirteen German families -- the first German immigrants to North America -- arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683. The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead left 53 people dead in 1854. Thomas Alva Edison showed the first motion picture in 1889. The world's first major motion picture with sound, Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, debuted in 1927. Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981.
Born today: Le Corbusier (1887-1965), Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002), Britt Ekland (1942), Elisabeth Shue (1963) and Ioan Gruffudd (1973).
It is Labour Day in Australia.