24 January 2010
I felt it would be better to set up a separate page for general chat today.
On this day:
Caligula was assassinated in the year 41 and C-C-C-Claudius succeeds him. in 1679, King Charles II dissolved parliament, although I have no idea why. The massacre of Atocha in Spain happened in 1977 and in 2003 the US Department for Homeland Security swings in to operation.
Born this day: Emporor Hadrian in 76, who built that fantastic wall to keep the English out, William Congreve in 1670, Marguerite Durand in 1864, Desmond Morris in 1928, Neil Diamond in 1941 and Vic Reeves in 1959.
Died on this day: Winston Churchill 1965 (funnily enough on the same day as Lord Randolph Churchill in 1895) L. Ron Hubbard in 1986, Ted Bundy in 1989 and French singer Gerard Blanc in 2009 (sniff! I hadn't realised).