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The Press and Journal (Moray) - - AGENDA -

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

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

1898: Lewis Car­roll, au­thor of Alice’s Ad­ven­tures In 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 de­signer Sir Ce­cil Beaton was born in Lon­don.

1953: Mar­shal Tito was elected pres­i­dent of Yu­goslavia.

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