Monday 25 April 1994
Deaths: Leon Battista degli Alberti, architect, sculptor, writer and musician, 1472; Anders Celsius, inventor of the centigrade thermometer, 1744; Johann Karl Friedrich Zollner, astrophysicist, 1882; Sir Carol Reed, film director, 1976; Dame Celia Johnson, actress, 1982.
On this day: the guillotine was first erected in Paris, 1792; construction of the Suez Canal began, 1859; British, French, Australian and New Zealand forces landed at the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, 1915.
Today is Anzac Day and the Feast Day of St Anianus of Alexandria, St Heribald and St Mark the Evangelist.
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