Anniversaries

Anniversaries

Births: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, at sea 1781; Karl Engel, musicologist, 1818; Walter Runciman, first Baron Runciman, shipowner, 1847; Elisabeth Lutyens, composer, 1906. Deaths: Ludovico Arioso, poet, 1533; St Thomas More, executed 1535; Henry-Rene Albert-Guy de Maupassant, writer, 1893; Aneurin Bevan, statesman, 1960; Daniel Louis Armstrong, jazz musician, 1971. On this day: Louis Pasteur successfully treated a subject with his anti-rabies vaccine, 1885; Brooklands motor racing circuit was opened, 1907; the first all-talking feature film, The Lights of New York, was shown, New York, 1928; London's last tram ran, 1952. Today is the Feast Day of St Dominica, St Goar, St Godeleva, St Mary Goretti, St Modwenna, St Romulus of Fiesole, St Sexburga and St Sisoes.

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