ON THIS DAY

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1642: Mon­treal in Canada was founded.

1804: Napoleon Bon­a­parte was pro­claimed Em­peror of France. 1830: Ed­win Bud­ding of Glouces­ter­shire signed an agree­ment for the man­u­fac­ture of his in­ven­tion, the lawn mower. 1882: The present Ed­dy­s­tone Light­house, the fourth in ex­is­tence, was opened.

1909: Fred Perry, three times Wimbledon men’s sin­gles cham­pion, was born.

1954: The Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights came into force. 1961: The first Lon­don pro­duc­tion of The Sound Of Mu­sic opened. 1980: Mount St He­lens vol­cano in the Amer­i­can state of Wash­ing­ton erupted, killing 100 peo­ple. A cloud of ash 2,500 miles long and 1,000 miles wide was cre­ated.

1990: A treaty was signed in Bonn in­tro­duc­ing eco­nomic and mone­tary union be­tween East and West Ger­many.

2017: Ex­perts re­vealed that wounds found on three great white shark car­casses washed up on South African beaches in­di­cated the ocean preda­tor was hunted by killer whales. BIRTHDAYS

Miriam Mar­golyes, ac­tress, 77; Nobby Stiles, pic­tured, for­mer foot­baller, 76; Rick Wake­man, rock mu­si­cian, 69; Chow Yun-fat, ac­tor, 63; Toyah Will­cox, singer/ac­tress, 60; Holly Aird, ac­tress, 49; Mar­tika, singer and ac­tress, 49; Tina Fey, ac­tress/co­me­dian/writer, 48; Danny Mills, for­mer foot­baller, 41.

QUOTES OF THE DAY

“Liam Fox must be jok­ing if he thinks in­vest­ing in a car­a­van park in An­gle­sey and a shop­ping cen­tre in Wake­field will make up for leav­ing the sin­gle mar­ket” – Labour MP David Lammy takes a swipe at the In­ter­na­tional Trade Sec­re­tary’s project to at­tract foreign in­vest­ment in Bri­tain.

“Through the progress of this Bill, no­ble lords col­lec­tively have taken leave of their senses and have put the fu­ture of the House of Lords at stake” – For­mer Tory defence min­is­ter Lord Hamil­ton of Ep­som on Gov­ern­ment Brexit Bill de­feats.

“It’s an in­dus­try that’s very much driven by youth and beauty. Ageism is alive and well in Hol­ly­wood” – Ac­tress Jane Fonda, 80.

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