Tuesday 20 October 1992
Deaths: Jacopo della Quercia, sculptor, 1438; Thomas Linacre, scholar and physician, 1524; Michael Dahl, painter, 1743; Grace Darling, heroine at the wreck of the Forfarshire, 1842; Sarah Ann Glover, inventor of the Tonic Sol- fa system, 1867; Michael William Balfe, composer, 1870; Sir Richard Francis Burton, explorer and Arabic scholar, 1890; James Anthony Froude, historian, 1894; Arthur Henderson, statesman, 1935; Jack Buchanan, actor and singer, 1957; Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st US president, 1964; Shigeru Yoshida, statesman, 1967; Bud Flanagan (Robert Winthrop),'Crazy Gang' comedian, 1968; Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist, 1969; Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, physicist, 1984; Sir John Anthony Quayle, actor, 1989.
On this day: the coronation of George I took place, 1714; Baron Karl Mack, Austrian commander, surrendered to Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm, 1805; the border between Canada and the US was defined as the 49th parallel, 1818; the Sunday Times was first published, 1822; the British, French and Russian fleets annihilated the Turkish fleet at the Battle of Navarino, 1827; Woodrow Wilson, president of Princeton University, resigned to enter politics, 1910; Benito Mussolini, Fascist leader, seized power in Italy, 1922; Aachen was captured by the Allies, 1944; US troops landed at Leyte, in the Philippine Islands, 1944; a state of emergency was declared in Kenya, owing to disturbances caused by the Mau Mau terrorist organisation, 1952; the musical show Robert and Elizabeth was first produced, London, 1964; Aristotle Onassis married Jacqueline Kennedy, 1968; the Sydney Opera House was opened to the public, 1973.
Today is the Feast Day of St Acca, St Andrew the Calybite of Crete, St Artemius, St Bertilla Boscardin and St Caprasius of Agen.
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