Anniversaries: 9th & 10th SEPTEMBER
Saturday 09 September 1995
TODAY: Births: Armand-Jean-du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal and statesman, 1585; William Bligh, captain of the Bounty, 1754. Deaths: William I, King (the Conqueror), 1087; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter, 1901. On this day: the English defeated the Scots at the Battle of Flodden Field, 1513; local government in Britain was constituted under the British Municipal Corporations Act, 1835. Today is the Feast Day of St Bettelin, St Ciaran or Kieran of Clonmacnois, St Gorgonius, St Isaac or Sahak the Great, St Joseph of Volokolamsk, St Omer or Audomarus and St Peter Claver.
TOMORROW: Births: Sir John Soane, architect, 1753; Cyril Vernon Connolly, author, journalist and critic, 1903. Deaths: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, feminist, 1797; Charles Cruft, founder of Cruft's dog show, 1938. On this day: the first motorway (autobahn) was completed in Germany, 1921; the people of Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to stay under British rule, 1967. Today is the Feast Day of St Ambrose Barlow, St Aubert of Avranches, St Finnian of Moville, Saints Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora, St Nemesian, St Nicholas of Tolentino, St Pulcheria, St Salvius or Salvy of Albi and St Theodard of Maestricht.
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- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
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