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.
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