Friday 16 April 1993
Deaths: Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, 1446; Aphra Behn, playwright and novelist, 1689; Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, painter, 1828; Marie (Gresholtz) Tussaud, waxworks show proprietor, 1850.
On this day: Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms, 1521; Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, was decisively defeated at Culloden by Cumberland, 1746; the English Channel was flown by a woman, Harriet Quimby, 1912; the island of Malta was awarded the George Cross by King George VI, 1942.
Today is the Feast Day of St Bernadette, St Contardo, St Drogo or Druon, St Encratis, St Fructuosus Braga, St Joseph Benedict Labre, St Magnus of Orkney, St Optatus and the Martyrs of Saragossa, St Paternus or Pair of Avranches and St Turibius of Astorga.
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