Wednesday 09 February 1994
Deaths: Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky novelist, 1881; Bill Haley, rock musician, 1981; Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov, Russian leader, 1984.
On this day: Bishop John Hooper was burned at the stake for heresy, 1555; Rome was proclaimed a Republic under Giuseppe Mazzini, 1849; the British Military Service Act (conscription) came into force, 1916; The Threepenny Opera had its first London performance, 1956; an earthquake in southern California claimed 64 lives in and around Los Angeles, 1971; the British government declared a state of emergency following a month-long miners' strike, 1972.
Today is the Feast Day of St Alto, St Ansbert, St Apollonia, St Nicephorus of Antioch, St Sabinus of Canosa and St Teilo.
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- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 4 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
- 5 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
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