TODAY: Births: Louis Pasteur, chemist and bacteriologist, 1822; Marlene Dietrich (Maria Magdalena Dietrich), actress, 1901. Deaths: Charles Lamb, author and essayist, 1834; Howard Hoagland (Hoagy) Carmichael, composer, singer and pianist, 1981. On this day: J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan was first performed, 1904. Today is the Feast Day of St Fabiola, St John the Evangelist, St Nicarete and Saints Theodore and Theophanes Graptoi.
TOMORROW: Births: Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, astronomer, 1882. Deaths: St Francis de Sales, 1622; Rob Roy (Robert Macgregor), clan chief, 1734; Maurice Joseph Ravel, composer, 1937; Sam Peckinpah, film director, 1984. On this day: the centre portion of the Tay Bridge in Scotland collapsed, 1879. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Antony of Lerins, the Holy Innocents (Childermas) and St Theodore the Sanctified.Reuse content