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The Oxhill News

May 2004


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Things that happened during the first week of May

May 1 was the birthday of Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, in 1769, of Sonny Ramadhin in 1929, Una Stubbs in 1937 and of Joanna Lumley in 1946.

May 2 is the Feast day of Saints Gennys, Athanasius, Mefalda, Wiborada, Waldebert, Exuperius and Zoe, and Ultan of Fosses.

On May 3, 1808 a duel was fought from two hot-air balloons over Paris, the first of its kind.

May 4 was the date in 1471 when the Battle of Tewkesbury, the last battle in the Wars of the Roses, took place; the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians.  In 1780 the first Derby was run at Epsom; the winner was Diomed, and in 1896 the first issue of the Daily Mail was published in London.

May 5 was the day in 1921 when Chanel No. 5 perfume was launched.  It was also the day in 1803 when George Borrow was born, and when Syd Lawrence died in 1998.

May 6 was the day in 1840 when the Penny Black was issued, Sigmund Freud was born in 1856, and Marlene Dietrich died in 1992.

May 7 is the Feast day of, among others, St. John of Beverley.  Greece became an independent kingdom in 1832, and in 1928 women in England were allowed to vote at the tender age of 21, as opposed to 30.  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 and Gary Cooper in 1901.


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