The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)
Who said it On this day
“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job” - The Duke of Cambridge following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
“He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the monarch, a decorated serviceman, a prince and a duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent over this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky till the end” - The Duke of
“Perhaps the most important aspect of his life was his absolute commitment to supporting the Queen. I know how important it is to have a husband, a partner, who is a source of strength and a rock in time of trouble” - Former prime minister Theresa May speaking in the Commons.
“His death was a tragedy but his life was a triumph” - Anne Merritt at the inquest into the death of her son Jack, 25, who was killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation event near London Bridge on November 29 2019.
“I thought it would be nice to do a cut as soon as we possibly could and it wasn’t hard to find someone who wanted their hair doing after so long” - Kelly Boad, owner of Hair & Beauty Gallery in Warwick, who opened at midnight as restrictions lifted in England.
“It doesn’t matter what you do or who you are, you can have everything you want, but as success happened, mentally I was breaking down” - Max George said he experienced his first serious mental health episode after The Wanted hit number one with their debut single All Time Low. 1668: John Dryden was appointed the first poet laureate.
1732: Frederick, Lord North, was born. As prime minister he levied the tax on tea that incensed the American colonists and provoked the Boston Tea Party.
1742: The first public performance of Handel’s Messiah took place in Dublin.
1852: Frank Winfield Woolworth, merchant and founder of the chain store, was born in New York.
1912: The Royal Flying Corps was instituted by Royal Charter.
1964: Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor in The Lilies Of The Field.
1980: Four days after his 23rd birthday, Severiano Ballesteros won the US Masters, the event’s youngest winner.
1990: The Soviet Union admitted the massacre of up to 15,000 Polish officers at Katyn in the Soviet Union in 1940.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Scientists announced they had discovered a supernova they believed was brighter and more energetic than any previously recorded.