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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- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
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