Thursday 13 August 1992
Deaths: Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec, physician and inventor of the stethoscope, 1826; Sir John Everett Millais, painter, 1896; Florence Nightingale, nursing pioneer, 1910.
On this day: the frontier between East and West Germany was closed after the East Germans sealed the border, 1961; the last hangings in Britain took place when two men were executed for murder at Liverpool and Manchester, 1964; the last US troops left Vietnam, 1972.
Today is the Feast Day of St Benildus, St Cassian of Imola, St Hippolytus of Rome, St Maximus the Confessor, St Narses Klaietus, St Pontian, pope, St Radegund, queen, St Simplician of Milan and St Wigbert.
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