The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Junior Club

- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Text today On this day Who said it

Lexi Hutcheon

(10), Turriff (pictured);


McIntosh (8), Rosehearty;

Harry Logie (6), New Deer.

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 birthdays@ pressandjo­ or phone 01224 343335.

“But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spirituall­y dead in our disobedien­ce he brought us to life with Christ.” (Ephesians 2:4 & 5a)

God’s love would unite us on earth and in heaven. M.A.R. 1746: Spanish painter Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes was born in Fuendetodo­s.

1814: Britain and its allies entered Paris in triumph against Napoleon Bonaparte.

1842: Ether was used as an anaestheti­c for the first time, by American surgeon Dr Crawford Long.

1853: Artist Vincent van Gogh was born in the Dutch village of Groot-Zundert.

1856: The Crimean War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

1867: Alaska was bought by America from Russia for 7.2 million dollars – less than two cents an acre.

1945: The advancing Russian forces captured the Baltic Sea port of Danzig, also known as Gdansk.

1964: The seaside resort of Clacton was the scene of pitched battles by gangs of mods and rockers. 1972: The Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act came into force decreeing direct rule from London and prompting the resignatio­n of then prime minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner.

1979: The people of Iran voted overwhelmi­ngly in favour of establishi­ng an Islamic Republic in a twoday referendum.

1981: US president Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassinat­ion attempt.

1986: James Cagney, American actor, died aged 86.

1987: Sunflowers, above right, by Vincent van Gogh was sold at auction by Christie’s for £24.75 million.

2002: The Queen Mother, above left, died at 101.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: An adventurer from Basingstok­e set off on solo round the world trip in a gyrocopter.

“The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone. We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.

“By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.” - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge give their support to a mental health campaign to help people during the coronaviru­s pandemic.

“So many people just walked past. It was an instinct to rush over and in doing so I got attacked as well.

I didn’t consider that people might know who I am. I was shaken up initially. But my instinct is always to keep going, so I got out there.”- Opera singer Katherine Jenkins, pictured above, who intervened in a street mugging.

“I just went into survival mode. That’s what has sustained me throughout my life and with this present (coronaviru­s) crisis, I am currently in survival mode.” - Actor Brian Cox on coping with his father dying.

“My showstoppe­r didn’t turn out like I’d planned when I was being filmed. I put myself under loads of pressure and made mistakes. And Paul was terrifying. When he looked at my cake, the expression on his face said it all.” - Model Kelly Brook, pictured above, on competing in the Great Celebrity Bake Off.

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