Saturday 13 May 1995
TODAY: Births: Dante (Durante) Alighieri, poet, 1265; Dame Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning), author, 1907; Joe Louis (Joseph Louis Barrow), boxer, 1914. Deaths: John Nash, architect, planner of Regent's Park and Regent Street, 1835; Frances Mary Hodgkins, painter, 1947; (Frank James) Gary Cooper, actor, 1961. On this day: the first permanent English settlement was made at Jamestown, Virginia, 1607; in Algeria, rioting by French settlers led to the French Army seizing power, 1958. Today is the Feast Day of St Andrew Hubert Fournet, St Erconwald, St Euthymius the Enlightener, St Glyceria of Heraclea, St John the Silent, St Mucius or Mocius, St Peter Regalatus, St Servatius or Servais and St Solomon.
TOMORROW: Births: Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre, 1553; Thomas Gainsborough, painter, baptised 1727. Deaths: August Strindberg, playwright, 1912; Henry John Heinz, food manufacturer, 1919; Sir Henry Rider Haggard, novelist, 1925; Jean Rhys (Williams), novelist, 1979. On this day: Edward Jenner was successful in his first public vaccination experiment, 1796; Israel was proclaimed an independent state, 1948. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Carthage the Younger, St Erembert, St Mary Mazzarello, St Matthias, St Michael Garicots and St Pontius of Cimiez.
- 1 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice
- 5 Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview: 'That's your f**king question?'
Andreas Lubitz: Who is Germanwings co-pilot who 'locked out captain and crashed flight 9525'?
Germanwings crash: The poignant final photograph taken by Iranian journalist on doomed flight after watching Barcelona play Real Madrid
#FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview: 'That's your f**king question?'
Jeremy Clarkson calls on trolls to leave producer Oisin Tymon alone: 'None of this is his fault'
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
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