Tuesday 03 January 1995
Deaths: Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, diplomat and arts patron, 1497; Jeremiah Horrocks, astronomer, 1641; George Monck, first Duke of Albemarle, 1670; Josiah Wedgwood, potter, 1795; Bartholomew Elliott George Warburton (Eliot Warburton), novelist, 1852; Rachel (Elisa Felix), actress, 1858; Pierre-Athanase Larousse, editor and encyclopaedist, 1875; William Harrison Ainsworth, novelist, 1882; Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educationist and pioneer of kindergartens, 1894; James Elroy Flecker, poet, 1915; Jaroslav Hasek, novelist, 1923; Marshal Joseph-Jacques Cesaire Joffre, soldier, 1931; William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw"), traitor, executed 1946; Dick Powell (Richard Ewing Powell), actor and singer, 1963; Conrad Nicholson Hilton, hotel magnate, 1979; Princess Alice Mary, Countess of Athlone, 1981.
On this day: Martin Luther was excommunicated, 1521; George Washington defeated the British army at the Battle of Princeton, 1777; a secret treaty was concluded between Austria and Russia, making the third partition of Poland, 1795; work on the Brooklyn-New York bridge began, 1870; Marshal Francisco Serrano became dictator of Spain, 1874; the Siege of Sidney Street took place, when anarchists led by "Peter the Painter" were besieged by the police in the East End of London, 1911; the price o f bread in London was raised to 9d (old pence) for a 4lb loaf, 1916; Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus in the tomb of Tutankhamun, 1924; General Theodoros Pangalos was declared dictator of Greece, 1926; Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole, 1
958; the Federation of the West Indies was formed, 1958; Alaska became the 49th of the United States, 1959.
Today is the Feast Day of St Antherus, pope, St Bertilia of Mareuil, St Genevieve or Genovefa and St Peter Balsam.
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 2 Mother of newborn Baby No 59 trapped in sewer pipe told Chinese police she 'heard crying' when she raised alarm
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 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
Mother of newborn Baby No 59 trapped in sewer pipe told Chinese police she 'heard crying' when she raised alarm
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
AirAsia QZ8501: Black box reveals warning alarms 'screamed' before crash, as more bodies recovered from near fuselage of jet
Rob Lowe hits out at White House decision not to meet Israeli leader
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
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