Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Thomas Chatterton, poet, 1752; Sir Samuel Cunard, shipowner, 1787; Gene Tierney, actress, 1920. Deaths: Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, pianist and composer, 1894; Lev Nikolayevich, Count Tolstoy, novelist, 1910. On this day: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce combined to form the firm of Rolls Royce, 1906; Princess Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh, 1947. Today is the Feast Day of St Bernward, St Dasius, St Edmund the Martyr, St Felix of Valois, St Maxentia of Beauvais and St Nerses of Sahgerd.

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