Monday 09 October 1995
Births: Robert de Sorbon, founder of the the Sorbonne, in Paris, 1201; Jean Baptiste Regnault, painter, 1754; Charles-Camille Saint-Saens, composer, 1835; Reynaldo Hahn, composer, 1875; Alastair Sim, actor, 1900; Jacques Tati (Tatischeff), actor and film director, 1908; John Winston Lennon, composer and singer, 1940. Deaths: Robert Grosseteste, theologian, 1253; Gabriel Fallopius, anatomist, 1562; Claude Perrault, physician and architect, 1688; Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of Charles II, 1709; Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor of barbed wire, 1906; Ernesto "Che" Guevara, South American Marxist revolutionary, captured and shot 1967; Andre Maurois (Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog), writer, 1967. On this day: Louis XII, King of France, married Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, 1514; Yale College, in the United States, received its charter, 1701; Captain Cook went ashore in New Zealand, 1769; Luddite riots began in Manchester against the introduction of machinery for spinning cotton, 1779; the first petrol-driven motor bus began operating in London, 1899; the first London production of the musical show Porgy and Bess was presented, 1952; the breathalyser test came into force in Britain, 1967. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Andronicus and Athanasia, St Demetrius of Alexandria, St Denis or Dionysius of Paris, St Dionysius the Areopagite, Saints Eleutherius and Rusticus, St Ghislain or Gislenus, St Louis Bertran, St John Leonardi, St Publia and St Savin. Today is also the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
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- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Sex with robots will be ‘the norm’ in 50 years
- 5 Barack Obama turns 54: US President's best put downs to celebrate his birthday
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