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Emily Wat­son, ac­tress, 52 Jan­uary 14

Feast day of The Mar­tyrs of Mount Si­nai, St Bar­basy­mas or Bar­bascemin, St Antony Pucci, St Datius, St Mac­rina the Elder, St Sava, St Felix of Nola, and St Kentigern or Mungo.

1858: At­tempt on the life of Napoleon III, in Paris.

1875: Dr Al­bert Sch­weitzer, mis­sion­ary sur­geon, or­gan­ist and No­bel Prize win­ner (1952), was born in Al­sace.

1878: Queen Vic­to­ria was given a demon­stra­tion of Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell’s new in­ven­tion, the tele­phone.

1898: Lewis Car­roll, au­thor of Al­ice’s Ad­ven­tures In Won­der­land, died.

1900: Puc­cini’s opera Tosca was pre­miered in Rome, de­spite a bomb scare by the com­poser’s en­vi­ous con­tem­po­raries.

1907: An earth­quake killed over 1,000 peo­ple in Kingston, Ja­maica, vir­tu­ally de­stroy­ing the cap­i­tal.

1943: US Pres­i­dent Roo­sevelt and British Prime Min­is­ter Churchill met at Casablanca.

1953: Mar­shal Tito was elected pres­i­dent of Yu­goslavia.

1954: Base­ball hero Joe DiMag­gio mar­ried film star Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe.

1957: Ac­tor Humphrey Bog­art died. His wife Lau­ren Ba­call placed a gold whis­tle in his cof­fin with the in­scrip­tion: “If you need any­thing, just whis­tle” – a line from their first film to­gether, To Have And Have Not.

1989: British Mus­lims held pub­lic burn­ings of Sal­man Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.

1993: Amid in­creas­ingly in­tru­sive cov­er­age about the pri­vate lives of the British royal fam­ily, the gov­ern­ment pledged to in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion to crim­i­nal­ize in­va­sions of pri­vacy by the press.

1997: The trial be­gan of foot­ballers John Fashanu, Bruce Grobbe­laar and Hans Segers for al­legedly be­ing bribed by a Far East­ern gam­bling ring to throw matches. All three were later ac­quit­ted.

On This Day Last Year Pres­i­dent of the State of Pales­tine Mah­moud Abbas de­scribed Pres­i­dent of the United States Don­ald Trump’s Mid­dle East peace ef­forts as the “slap of the cen­tury.”


Jack Jones, singer, 81; Trevor Nunn, theatre di­rec­tor, 79; Faye Du­n­away, ac­tress, 78; Carl Weathers, ac­tor, 71; Steven Soder­bergh, film di­rec­tor, 56; Emily Wat­son, ac­tress, 52; LL Cool J, ac­tor and rap star, 51; Dave Grohl, rock singer, 50.

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