History Blog

August 23

Happy Birthday RIP Eugene Kelly(1912–1996) Edgar “Ted” Codd(1923–2003) River Phoenix(Bottom 1970–1993) ; Vera “Miles” Ralston–89 Barbara “Eden” Moorhead–87 Richard Sanders–78 Richard “Rick” Springthorpe(“Springfield”)–69 Shelley Long–69 Jon “Jay” Mohr–48 Scott Caan–42 Kobe Bryant–40 ; 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented ; 1973 – A back robbery gone wrong in Stockholm Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm Syndrome”