Friday 06 June 1997
Births: John III, King of Portugal, 1502; Diego Rodrguez da Silva y Velzquez, painter, baptised 1599; Pierre Corneille, playwright, 1606; Aleksander Sergeyevich Pushkin, poet, novelist and playwright, 1799; Sir Henry John Newbolt, poet, 1862; Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Antarctic explorer, 1868; Thomas Mann, novelist, 1875; Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie, town planner and architect, 1879; Aram Ilich Khatchaturian, composer, 1903. Deaths: John III, King of Portugal, 1557; Jeremy Bentham, philosopher and jurist, 1832; Louis Chevrolet, automobile racer and designer, 1941; Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist, 1961; Jean Paul Getty, oil magnate, 1976. On this day: in Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum, founded by Elias Ashmole, was opened, 1683; the Allied invasion of Normandy took place - D-Day, 1944; Eurovision began with a relay networked directly from Montreux, 1954; Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey, 1960. Today is the Feast Day of St Ceratius or Cerase, St Claud of Besancon, St Eustorgius II of Milan, St Gudwal or Gurval, St Jarlath, St Norbert and St Philip the Deacon.
- 1 King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years
King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
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