Thursday 23 July 1992
Deaths: Sir Henry Percy (Harry Hotspur), killed in battle 1403; Richard Gibson, miniature- painter, 1690; Domenico Scarlatti, composer and harpsichordist, 1757; Arthur Wolfe, first Viscount Kilwarden, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, murdered 1803; Elizabeth Hamilton, writer, 1816; Isaac Merritt Singer, sewing-machine inventor, 1875; Ulysses Simpson Grant, general and 18th US President, 1885; Sir John Simon, public- health pioneer, 1904; Jean-Jacques Henner, painter, 1905; Sir William Ramsay, chemist, 1916; Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviator, 1930; James Maxton, politician, 1946; David Wark Griffith, film director, 1948; Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film- maker, 1951; Cordell Hull, statesman, 1955; Edward Montgomery Clift, actor, 1966; Sir Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, 1968; Dell Floyd, writer, 1969; Eddie Rickenbacker (Edward Vernon Rickenbacher), First World War fighter pilot, 1973.
On this day: the Battle of Shrewsbury was fought by the Percys against King Henry IV, 1403; Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender, landed at Eriskay Island in the Hebrides, 1745; the Battle of Mogilev, Russia, was fought between Napoleon's troops and those of Tsar Alexander I, 1812; the Battle of Custoza (Italian Wars of Independence) started, 1848; the Jewish Disabilities Removal Act was passed by Parliament, 1858; Alexandra Park opened, north London 1863; Emperor Napoleon III appointed the Empress Eugenie as Regent of France, 1870; John Boyd Dunlop applied to patent a pneumatic tyre, 1888; in London, the 'blitz' began with an all-night German air raid, 1940; King Farouk of Egypt was deposed by General Neguib, 1952; the Greek military junta resigned, 1974; the Duke of York married Sarah Ferguson, 1986.
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