NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH: World's Ends in Berks, Bucks, Hants, and Sussex; near Chelsea and Enfield; Worlds End near Solihull; or Mount World's End in Sri Lanka.
FILMS TO WATCH MEANWHILE: Apocalypse Now (1979); Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1961); The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961); On the Beach (1959); Until the End of the World (1991).
TODAY is the feast day of St Laurence O'Toole (Lorcan Ua Tuathail), archbishop of Dublin, who acted as peacemaker between Henry II and Rory O'Connor, high-king of Ireland, after the English invaded Ireland in 1170.
1889: Jawaharlal 'Pandit' Nehru (above), Indian statesman, born. Educated at Harrow and Cambridge, he read for the bar. He returned to India and was imprisoned for political activity in 1921, spending 18 of the next 25 years in jail. He became first prime minister of India in 1947.
1940: Coventry cathedral bombed.
1969: Colour television started in UK.
1973: Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey.
BIRTHDAYS: Prince of Wales, 45; King Hussein of Jordan, 58.
DEATHS: Jill Tweedie, journalist, aged 57; Laura Davies, aged 5; Bob Haldeman, aged 67, White House chief of staff during Watergate scandal.
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