Monday 11 September 1995
Births: James Thomson, poet, lyricist of "Rule, Britannia", 1700; Thomas Barnes, first editor of the Times, 1785; O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), short-story writer, 1862; Sir James Hopwood Jeans, mathematician and astrophysicist, 1877; David Herbert Lawrence, novelist, 1885. Deaths: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer, 1712; Prince Louis Mountbatten (first Marquess of Milford Haven), admiral, 1921; Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Russian leader, 1971; Salvador Allende Gossens, president of Chile, allegedly committed suicide 1973. On this day: the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French at the Battle of Malplaquet, 1709; the British, defeated the Americans, under General George Washington, at the Battle of Brandywine Creek, 1777; in Chile, the government was ousted by a military coup and replaced by a junta, 1973. Today is the Feast Day of St Deiniol, St Paphnutius, St Patiens of Lyons, St Peter of Chavanon, Saints Protus and Hyacinth and St Theodora of
The legendary human rights activist, OBE, started her 70 year career working with Holocaust survivors. Colin Firth & Emma Thompson pay tribute
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