27 November 2009
Daily Chat 27/11/09
Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade in 1095. Macy's in New York held their first annual Thanksgiving Day parade in 1925. The descent module of the Soviet Union's Mars 2 became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars when it crash landed in 1971. Helen Clark became the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1999.
Born today: Anders Celsius (1701-1744), Buster Merryfield (1920-1999), Ernie Wise (1925-1999), Bruce Lee (1940-1973), Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) and Caroline Kennedy (1957).
Eid al-Adha begins at sundown.