Anniversaries

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Anniversaries

Births: James Thomson, poet, lyricist of "Rule, Britannia", 1700; Thomas Barnes, first editor of the Times, 1785; O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), short-story writer, 1862; Sir James Hopwood Jeans, mathematician and astrophysicist, 1877; David Herbert Lawrence, novelist, 1885. Deaths: Giovanni Domenico Cassini, astronomer, 1712; Prince Louis Mountbatten (first Marquess of Milford Haven), admiral, 1921; Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Russian leader, 1971; Salvador Allende Gossens, president of Chile, allegedly committed suicide 1973. On this day: the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French at the Battle of Malplaquet, 1709; the British, defeated the Americans, under General George Washington, at the Battle of Brandywine Creek, 1777; in Chile, the government was ousted by a military coup and replaced by a junta, 1973. Today is the Feast Day of St Deiniol, St Paphnutius, St Patiens of Lyons, St Peter of Chavanon, Saints Protus and Hyacinth and St Theodora of

Comments