Thursday 24 December 1992
Born this day: Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist and astronomer, 1642; Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, 1771; William Nicholson, painter, 1784; Charles Pathe, film pioneer, 1863; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, statesman, 1876; Maurice Utrillo, painter, 1883; Conrad Nicholson Hilton, hotel proprietor, 1887; Dame Rebecca West, author, 1892; Humphrey DeForest Bogart, actor, 1899; Anwar Sadat, statesman, 1918.
Died this day: Pope Adrian I, 795; WC Fields, actor, 1946; Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, comedian and film producer, 1977; Joan Miro, artist, 1983; Nicolae Ceausescu, former Romanian president, executed by firing squad, 1989.
On this day: Charlemagne was crowned by Pope Leo III as the first Holy Roman Emperor, 800; the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, 1620; the first Christmas tree was put up at Queen's Lodge, Windsor, by Queen Charlotte, 1800; Vaclav Havel, playwright, was elected president of Czechoslovakia, 1989.
Tomorrow is Christmas Day and the Feast Day of St Alburga, St Anastasia of Sirmium, St Eugenia and The Martyrs of Nicomedia.
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