Anniversaries: 22nd November

Anniversaries

Births: Paulus Potter, animal painter, 1625; Thomas Chatterton, poet, 1752; Sir Samuel Cunard, shipowner, 1787; William Chappell, music publisher, 1809; Edwin Powell Hubble, astronomer, 1889; Gene Tierney, actress, 1920; Robert Kennedy, politician, 1925. Deaths: Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor, 1591; Queen Caroline of Ansbach, consort of George II, 1737; Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, pianist and composer, 1894; Lev Nikolayevich, Count Tolstoy, novelist, 1910; John Rushworth Jellicoe, first Earl Jellicoe, admiral of the fleet, 1935. On this day: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce combined to form the firm of Rolls Royce, 1906; after five years of blackout, lights were switched on in London, in Piccadilly, the Strand and Fleet Street, 1944; the War Crimes trial at Nuremberg began, 1945; Princess Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh, 1947; Snowdonia was declared a National Park, 1951. Today is the Feast Day of St Bernward, St Dasius, St Edmund the Martyr, St Felix of Valois, St Maxentia of Beauvais and St Nerses of Sahgerd.

Comments