Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Edmund Burke, statesman, 1729; John Singer Sargent, portrait painter, 1856. Deaths: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1519; Sir Isaac Pitman, printer and publisher, 1897. On this day: Britain's first supermarket was opened by the London Co-operative Society at Manor Park, Ilford, near London, 1948. Today is the Feast Day of St Arcadius, St Benedict or or Benet Biscop, St Caesaria, St Eutropius, St Margaret Bourgeoys, St Tatiana and St Victorian.

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