Saturday 22 April 1995
TODAY: Births: Henry Fielding, novelist, 1707; Immanuel Kant, philosopher, 1724; Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov), Communist leader, 1870; Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, composer, 1891. Deaths: John Tradescant, gardener, 1662; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, statesman, 1908; Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th US President, 1994. On this day: the Royal Society was incorporated, 1662; Robin Knox-Johnston sailed into Falmouth after a 312-day non-stop voyage, 1969. Today is the Feast Day of St Agipatus I, pope, Saints Epipodius and Alexander, St Leonides of Alexandria, St Opportuna and St Theodore of Sykeon.
TOMORROW: Births: William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, 1564; Joseph Mallord William Turner, painter, 1775; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, author and lepidopterist, 1899. Deaths: William Shakespeare, playwright and poet, 1616; William Wordsworth, poet, 1850; Rupert Chawner Brooke, poet, 1915. On this day: the Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III, 1349; in the Soviet Union, the republics were granted the right to secede under certain conditions, 1991. Tomorrow is St George's Day and the Feast Day of St Adalbert of Prague, Saints Felix, Fortunatus and Achilleus, St George the Martyr, St Gerard of Toul and St Ibar. Tomorrow is also Easter Day in the Orthodox Church.
- 1 Home Office says Nigerian asylum-seeker can’t be a lesbian as she’s got children
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 4 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
- 5 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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