Saturday 23 September 1995
TODAY: Births: Euripides, Greek playwright, 480 BC; Emma Magdalena Rosalia Marie Josepha Barbara, Baroness Orczy, novelist, 1865; Paul Delraux, painter, 1897. Deaths: Prosper Merimee, novelist, 1870; William Wilkie Collins, novelist, 1889; Sigmund Freud, psychoanalyst, 1939; Elinor Glyn, novelist, 1943; Pablo Neruda (Neftali Ricardo Reyes), poet, 1973. On this day: the Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Salamis, 480 BC; the Battle of Worcester was won by Prince Rupert, 1642; two awards for gallantry , the George Cross and the George Medal, were instituted, 1940; General Juan Peron was re-elected as president of Argentina, 1973. Today is the Feast Day of St Adamnan or Eunan of Iona and Saints Andrew, John, Peter and Antony.
TOMORROW: Births: Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Orford, writer, 1717; Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, novelist, 1896; Deaths: Pepin III (the Short), King of the Franks, 768; Pope Innocent II, 1143; Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore, Governor General of India, 1856; Melanie Klein (Reizes), child psychoanalyst, 1960; Dame Isobel Baillie, singer, 1983. On this day: the St Leger horse race was run for the first time, 1776; Marks and Spencer opened their first ``Penny Bazaar'' at Cheetham, Manchester, 1894; the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft- carrier, was launched at Newport, Virginia, 1960. Today is the Feast Day of St Gerard Sagredo of Csanad, St Geremarus or Germer, St Pacificus of San Severino and St Robert Flower of Knaresborough.
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- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish referendum: Police struggle to control Unionist rally in Glasgow's George Square
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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