The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

On this day

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1607: Captain John Smith landed on the Virginia coast and started the first permanent English settlement in the New World – Jamestown.

1835: Death of architect John Nash, who planned Regent’s Park and Trafalgar Square.

1842: Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, composer, was born in Lambeth, son of a bandmaster at Sandhurst Military College.

1914: Joe Louis, heavyweigh­t boxing champion, was born in Alabama.

1943: German and Italian forces in Africa surrendere­d.

1961: Death of Gary Cooper, American actor who was twice an Oscar winner.

1981: Pope John Paul II survived an assassinat­ion attempt in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

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