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.
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- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
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Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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