Friday 07 April 1995
Births: Dr Charles Burney, organist and historian of music, 1726; William Wordsworth, poet, 1770; Franois-Marie Charles Fourier, social reformer, 1772; Daisy (Margaret Mary Julia) Ashford, author, aged nine, of The Young Visiters, 1881; Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan), jazz singer, 1915. Deaths: Richard (Dick) Turpin, highwayman, hanged 1739; El Greco, painter, 1614; Phineas Taylor Barnum, showman, 1891; Henry Ford, motor manufacturer, 1947; Jim Clark, car-racing champion, killed 1968; On this day: in France, the metre was made the official measuring unit of length, 1795; Italy invaded Albania, 1939; the World Heath Organisation was formed as a specialised UN agency, 1948; Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden was elected Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1953. Today is the Feast Day of St Aphraates, St Celsus or Ceallach of Armagh, St George the Younger, St Hegesippus, St Henry Walpole, St Herman Joseph and St John Baptist de la Salle.
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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