A year ago ...
CHANCELLOR George Osborne joined fellow EU finance ministers in Brussels to give formal approval to an economic bail-out package for Portugal. Dr Johnson and James Boswell met for the first time at Tom Davie’s bookshop in Russell Street, London. The Dauphin of France (later Louis XVI) married Marie Antoinette.
The Emile Berliner gave the first demonstration of flat disc recording and reproduction before members of the Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia. Pianist and entertainer (Wladziu Valentino) Liberace was born in Wisconsin. His father wanted him to be an