ON THIS DAY

Western Mail - - AGENDA -

1875:

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

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