Tuesday 25 January 1994
Deaths: Lucas Cranach the Younger, painter, 1586; Frederick, first Baron Leighton, painter and sculptor, 1896; Ouida (Maria Louise de la Ramee), author, 1908; Al (Alphonse) Capone, gangster, 1947; Ava Lavinia Gardner, actress, 1990. On this day: Edward III acceded to the English throne, 1327; Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn, 1533; William Henry Fox Talbot published a description of his invention, the photographic negative, 1839; Nelly Bly, journalist, ended a round-the-world trip in just over 73 days, 1890; the Labour MPs David Owen and William Rodgers and former MPs Shirley Williams and Roy Jenkins announced that they were to set up a Council for Social Democracy, 1981.
Today is Burns Night and the Feast Day of The Conversion of St Paul, St Apollo, St Artemas, St Dwynwen, Saints Juventinus and Maximimus, St Poppo, St Praejectus or Prix and St Publius.
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
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