Anniversaries:11th & 12th November
Saturday 11 November 1995
TODAY: Births: Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, author, 1821; Paul Signac, painter, 1863; George Smith Patton, general, 1885. Deaths: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, philosopher, 1855; Jerome David Kern, composer, 1945; Cyril Vernon Connolly, writer and critic, 1974; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (Skriabin), Russian leader, 1986; Eamonn Andrews, entertainer 1987. On this day: an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, 1918; the Two Minute Silence for the dead of the First World War was first observed, 1919; the Cenotaph in Whitehall was unveiled, 1920; the first video recorder was demonstrated in Beverly Hills, California, 1952; Ian Smith made a unilateral declaration of independence for Rhodesia, 1965. Today is the Feast Day of St Bartholomew of Grottaferrata, St Mannas of Egypt, St Martin of Tours and St Theodore the Studite. Today is also Lord Mayor's Day.
TOMORROW: Births: Francois Auguste Rodin, sculptor, 1840; Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Patricia Kelly), 1929. Deaths: Baroness Orczy, novelist, 1947; John Innes Mackintosh Stewart ("Michael Innes"), author and scholar, 1994. On this day: 1660; Mount Vesuvius erupted, 1867; the remains of Captain Scott and his companions were found in Antarctica, 1912; Britain annexed the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1915; the Allies took Tobruk, 1942. Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday and the Feast Day of St Astrik or Anastasius, St Benedict of Benevento, St Cadwalader, St Cumian the Tall, St Cunibert, St Emilian Cucullatus, St Josaphat of Polotsk, St Lebuin or Liafwine, St Livinus, St Machar or Mochumma and St Nilus the Elder.
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- 2 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Saudi Arabia executes 19 in one half of August in 'disturbing surge of beheadings'
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
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