Tuesday 22 February 1994
Deaths: Amerigo Vespucci, navigator, 1512; James Barry, historical painter, 1806; Dr Adam Ferguson, philosopher and historian, 1816; Sydney Smith, social reformer, 1845; Jean-Baptiste- Camille Corot, painter, 1875; Hugo Philipp Jakob Wolf, composer, 1903; Francisco Idalecio Madero, politician, 1913; Sir Max Pemberton, author, 1950; Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, novelist, 1973; Oskar Kokoschka, painter and playwright, 1980; Glenway Wescott, novelist and poet, 1987.
On this day: Robert II acceded to the throne of Scotland, 1370; Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederate States of America, 1862; the National Council for Civil Liberties was founded, 1934; Dr Selman Abraham Waksman discovered streptomycin, 1946; an IRA bomb attack at Aldershot killed seven people, 1972; Pakistan recognised the independence of Bangladesh, 1974.
Today is the Feast Day of St Baradates, St Margaret of Cortona and Saints Thalassius and Limnaeus.
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- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
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