The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
On this day
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.