Monday 27 November 1995
Births: Anders Celsius, inventor of the thermometer, 1701; John Murray, publisher, 1778; Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, physiologist, 1857; Chaim Weizmann, biochemist and first president of Israel, 1874; Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, painter, 1878. Deaths: Horace, poet, 8 BC; Jacopo Sansovino (Tatti), sculptor, 1570; Athanasius Kircher, Jesuit priest, scientist and inventor of the magic lantern, 1680; Henry Winstanley, Eddystone lighthouse designer, drowned 1703; Andrew Meikle, millwright and threshing machine inventor, 1811; Alexandre Dumas the Younger, novelist and playwright, 1895; Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell, poet and essayist, 1922; Eugene Gladstone O'Neill, playwright, 1953; Theodore Francis Powys, novelist, 1953; Arthur Honegger, composer, 1955; Ross McWhirter, compiler of the Guinness Book of Records, killed by the IRA 1975. On this day: William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, 1582; two women at Grantham, Lincolnshire, became the first policewomen, 1914. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Barlaam and Josaphat, St Cungar of Somerset, St Fergus of Strathern, St James Intercisus, St Maximus of Riez, St Secundinus or Sechnall and St Virgil of Salzburg.
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