On this day

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FEATURES - CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:

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 lawn­mower. The first cus­tomer was Re­gent’s Park Zoo.

1872: Ber­trand Rus­sell, philoso­pher, math­e­ma­ti­cian, nu­clear dis­armer and win­ner of the No­bel Prize for Lit­er­a­ture, was born in Trel­leck, Mon­mouthshire.

1882: The present Ed­dy­s­tone Light­house was opened.

1909: Birth of ten­nis star Fred Perry, three times Wim­ble­don men’s sin­gles cham­pion, pic­tured.

The Eu­ro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights came into force. 1961: The first Lon­don pro­duc­tion of The Sound Of Mu­sic opened.

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.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Ex­perts re­vealed that wounds found on three great white shark car­casses which washed up on South African beaches in­di­cated that the for­mi­da­ble ocean preda­tor was it­self hunted by killer whales. Miriam Mar­golyes, ac­tress, 77; Nobby Stiles, for­mer foot­baller, 76; Rick Wake­man, 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 48. To sub­mit a photo for the P&J ju­nior club, send it in ad­vance, along with your child’s name, ad­dress and date of birth, to yourlife@ajl.co.uk or phone 01224 343335.

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