Births: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1489. Deaths: Ernest Miller Hemingway, novelist, committed suicide 1961. Today is the Feast Day of St Monegundis, St Otto of Bamberg and Saints Processus and Martinian.
A banquet was held yesterday evening at Westminster Hall, London SW1, to mark the 900th anniversary of the building of the hall. The Duke of Gloucester, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, with Lady Irvine, and the Speaker, Miss Betty Boothroyd, were the principal guests. Sir Patrick Cormack MP, Chairman, All Party Arts and Heritage Group, presided and Lord Renton QC, President, also spoke.
Details of synagogue services to be held tomorrow may be obtained by telephoning the following. Sabbath begins in London at 9.07pm.
United Synagogues: 0181-343 8989. Federation of Synagogues: 0181-202 2263. Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues: 0171-580 1663. Reform Synagogues of Great Britain: 0181-349 4731. Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation: 0171-289 2573. New London Synagogue (Masorti): 0171-328 1026.