Friday 19 May 1995
Births: Dame Nellie Melba (nee Helen Porter Mitchell), singer, 1861; Viscountess Astor (Nancy Witcher), politician, 1879; Ho Chi-Minh, Vietnamese leader, 1890. Deaths: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, executed 1536; Thomas Edward Lawrence, archaeologist, soldier and author, accidentally killed 1935; Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, 1984. On this day: the Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon, 1588; the Legion d'Honneur was instituted by Napoleon, 1802; the Simplon Tunnel was officially opened, 1906. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Calocerus and Parthenius, St Crispin of Viterbo, St Dunstan, St Ivo of Kermartin, St Peter Morrone and St Pudens.
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
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'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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