Tuesday 10 November 1998
Deaths: Pope Leo I (the Great), 461; Pope Paul III, 1549; Richard Chancellor, navigator, 1556; Joseph-Francois, Marquis de Dupleix, colonial administrator, 1763; Pedro Antnio Correia Garcao, poet, 1772; Joseph Black, chemist, 1799; John Trumbull, artist, 1843; Gideon Algernon Mantell, palaeontologist, 1852; Isidore-Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, geologist, 1861; John Frederick Lewis, painter, 1876; Oskar Begaegas, painter, 1883; Jean-Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud, poet, 1891; Giosue Borsi, poet and moralist, 1915; Sir Archibald Geikie, geologist, 1924; Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, Turkish statesman, 1938; Lupino Lane, actor- manager and comedian, 1959; Dennis Yates Wheatley, novelist, 1979; Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Soviet political leader, 1982; Sir Gordon Richards, jockey, 1986.
On this day: Christopher Columbus discovered Antigua on his second voyage, 1493; the Huguenots were defeated at the Battle of St Denis, 1567; the US Marine Corps was founded, 1775; Verdi's opera, The Force of Destiny was first performed, St Petersburg, 1862; Henry Morton Stanley met David Livingstone at Ujiji, Tanganyika, 1871; an airmail service began between London and Paris, 1919; over 1,000 lives were lost during an earthquake in Chile, 1922; the Greek forces drove the Italian army back into Albania, 1940; the British Indian Ocean Territory, a new colony, was set up, 1965.
Today is the Feast Day of St Aedh MacBricc, St Andrew Avellino, St Justus of Canterbury, St Leo the Great and St Theoctista.
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