TODAY: Births: Amelia Jenks Bloomer, women's rights campaigner, 1818; Georges-Henri Rouault, painter, 1871; Isadora Duncan, dancer, 1878; Vincent Leonard Price, film actor and writer, 1911. Deaths: John Calvin, theologian, 1564; Jawalharlal Nehru, statesman, 1964. On this day: the Habeas Corpus Act was passed, 1679; St Petersburg was founded, 1703; the German battleship Bismarck was sunk, 1941. Today is the Feast Day of St Augustine of Canterbury, St Eutropius of Orange, St Julius of Durostorum, St Melangel or Monacella and St Restituta of Sora.

TOMORROW: Births: William Pitt the Younger, statesman, 1759; Ian Fleming, creator of ''James Bond'', 1908. Deaths: Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089; Anne Bronte, novelist, 1849; Edward, Duke of Windsor, 1972; Eric Morecambe, comedian, 1984. On this day: Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister, 1937; the Orient Express train ceased running after 78 years, 1961. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Germanus of Paris, St Ignatius of Rostov, St Justus of Urgel, St Senator of Milan and St William of Gellone.