On this day

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - AGENDA - Humphrey Bog­art, with wife Lau­ren Ba­call, died to­day in 1957 Tele­phone in­ven­tor Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell

1875: Dr Al­bert Sch­weitzer, mis­sion­ary sur­geon, or­gan­ist and No­bel Prize win­ner (1952), was born Al­sace.

1878: Queen Vic­to­ria was given a de­mon­stra­tion of Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell’s new in­ven­tion, the tele­phone.

1898: Lewis Car­roll,

Won­der­land, died.

1900: Puc­cini’s opera Tosca was pre­miered in Rome, despite a bomb scare by the com­poser’s en­vi­ous con­tem­po­raries.

1904: Pho­tog­ra­pher and stage

Beaton was born in Lon­don.

1953: Mar­shal Tito was elected Yu­goslavia. author of Al­ice’s Ad­ven­tures de­signer Sir pres­i­dent Ce­cil of in In 1957: Ac­tor Humphrey Bog­art died. His wife Lau­ren Ba­call placed a gold whis­tle in his cof­fin with the in­scrip­tion: “If you need any­thing, just whis­tle” – a line from their first film to­gether, To Have And Have Not.

1989: Bri­tish Mus­lims held pub­lic burn­ings Sal­man Rushdie’s The Sa­tanic Verses.

1997: The trial be­gan of foot­ballers John Fashanu, Bruce Grobbe­laar and Hans Segers for al­legedly be­ing bribed by a Far Eastern gam­bling ring to throw matches. All three were later ac­quit­ted.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Surfers are three times more likely to have an­tibi­otic-re­sis­tant E coli in their guts than non-surfers, a study re­vealed. of

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