Tuesday 31 May 1994
Deaths: Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), painter, 1594; Franz Joseph Haydn, composer, 1809; Joseph Grimaldi, actor and clown, 1837; Elizabeth Blackwell, physician (the first woman doctor), 1910; Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged 1962; Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxer, 1983.
On this day: Samuel Pepys discontinued writing his diary because of failing eyesight, 1669; the universal right to vote was abolished in France, 1850; the Peace of Vereeniging brought the end of the Boer War, 1902; the Union of South Africa was formed from Cape Colony, Natal, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, 1910; the White Star liner Titanic was launched at Belfast, 1911; the Union of South Africa became a republic, 1961; an earthquake shook Yungay, Huascaran, Peru, and about 18,000 people lost their lives, 1970.
Today is the Feast Day of Saints Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianella and Protus, St Mechtildis of Edelstetten and St Petronilla.
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy
Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
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