Saturday 04 February 1995
TOMORROW Births: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne, writer, 1626; Sir Robert Peel, statesman, 1788; John Boyd Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tyre, 1840. Deaths: Thomas Carlyle, author and historian, 1881; Marianne Craig Moore, poet, 1972; Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, film director and author, 1993. On this day: the Spanish captured Minorca from the British, 1782; Rossini's The Barber of Seville was first performed, Rome 1816; the Sunday Telegraph was first published, 1961; Laker Airways collapsed with debts of £270m, 1982. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Adelaide of Bellich, St Agatha, St Avitus of Vienne, St Bertulph or Bertoul of Renty, Saints Indractus and Dominica and St Vodalus or Voel.
- 1 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
- 5 The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut
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