1645 - English Civil War: Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
1919 - John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
1967 - Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
1444 (O.S.) - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian mathematician (d. 1544)
1479 (O.S.) - Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet (d. 1552)
International Weblogger's Day – Celebration of the work of webloggers around the world
Okay, since I have a woefully small blog readership, I'll tag a few I've at least emailed. ;o)
- CCR of Knit Read Cats Hockey
- Julia of Knitting History (the historical angle makes this an obvious tag)
- Lea of Woobie's Wool
- Susan of I'm Knitting as Fast as I Can
Have a great weekend!