Monday 11 November 1996
Births: Prince Ottavio Piccolomini, military commander, 1599; Louis- Antoine de Bougainville, navigator, 1729; Johann Kaspar Lavater, founder of physiognomics, 1741; Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, author, 1821; Paul Signac, painter, 1863; Jean-Edouard Vuillard, painter, 1868; Rene Clair (Chomette), film director, 1898. Deaths: Johann Zoffany (Zauffely), painter, 1810; Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, philosopher, 1855; Sir Edward German (Edward German Jones), composer, 1936; Jerome David Kern, composer, 1945; Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, author, 1971; Cyril Vernon Connolly, author and critic, 1974; James Hanley, novelist and playwright, 1985; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Skriabin), Russian leader, 1986; Eamonn Andrews, television presenter, 1987. On this day: an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, 1918; the two-minute silence for the dead of the First World War was first observed, 1919; the Cenotaph in Whitehall was unveiled, 1920; the first video recorder was demonstrated, Beverly Hills, California 1952; Ian Smith made a unilateral declaration of independence for Rhodesia, 1965. Today is the Feast Day of St Bartholomew of Grottaferrata, St Mannas of Egypt, St Martin of Tours and St Theodore the Studite.
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 London council removes 'unacceptable' Stamford Hill posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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