Friday 17 January 1997
Births: Leonhard Fuchs, physician and botanist, 1501; Anne Bronte ("Acton Bell"), novelist, 1820; David Lloyd George, first Earl Lloyd George, statesman, 1863; Al (Alphonse) Capone, gangster, 1899. Deaths: George Petrie, antiquary, 1866; Terence Hanbury White, author, 1964; Neil Miller Gunn, novelist, 1973. On this day: Captain Cook's ship, Resolution, was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle, 1773; Hawaii was proclaimed a republic, 1893; Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole, 1912. Today is the Feast Day of St Antony the Abbot, St Genulf or Genou, St Julian Sabas, St Richimir, St Sabinus of Piacenza, Saints Speusippus, Eleusippus and Meleusippus and St Sulpicius II or Sulpice of Bourges.
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