ON THIS DAY
Dr Albert Schweitzer, missionary surgeon, organist and Nobel Prize winner (1952), was born in Alsace.
Queen Victoria was given a demonstration of Alexander Graham Bell’s new invention, the telephone.
Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, died.
Puccini’s opera Tosca was premiered in Rome, despite a bomb scare by the composer’s envious contemporaries.
1878: 1898: 1900: 1904:
Photographer and stage designer Sir Cecil Beaton was born in London.
Marshal Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia.
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.
1953: 1957: 1989:
British Muslims held public burnings of Salman Rushdie’s controversial The Satanic Verses.
Surfers are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, a study revealed.
THIS DAY LAST YEAR: BIRTHDAYS:
Jack Jones, singer, 81; Trevor Nunn, theatre director, 79; Faye Dunaway, actress, 78; Carl Weathers, actor, 71; Steven Soderbergh, director, 56; Emily Watson, actress, 52; LL Cool J, actor and rapper, 51; Dave Grohl, rock singer, 50.
> Birthdays: From left, Faye Dunaway, Emily Watson and Dave Grohl