Thursday 24 September 1998
Deaths: William Lawes, composer, 1645; Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, Governor General of India, 1856; Melanie Klein (Reizes), child psychoanalyst, 1960; Mtys Seiber, composer, 1960; Dame Isobel Baillie, oratorio singer, 1983.
On this day: the St Leger horse race was run for the first time, 1776; Sir James Brooke was appointed Rajah of Sarawak, 1841; fMarks and Spencer opened their first "Penny Bazaar" at Cheetham, Manchester, 1894; the French bombed the Krupps Works at Essen, 1916; the industrial estate at Harlow New Town was opened, 1951; the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear- powered aircraft- carrier, was launched at Newport, Virginia, 1960.
Today is the Feast Day of St Gerard Sagredo of Csanad, St Geremarus or Germer, St Pacificus of San Severino and St Robert Flower of Knaresborough.
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden
- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly