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December 2004


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December 1

Is the Feast Day of Saints Edmund Campion, Agericus (or Airy), Eligius (or Elroy), Alexander Briant, Anasanus, Tudwal, and Ralph Sherwin.  I'm sure that at least three of these are really either actors or television producers, and my sources are just having me on.

It was the day in 1640 when the Spanish were driven out of Portugal and that country regained its independence, and in 1919 when US-born Lady Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons, as MP for the Sutton division of Plymouth.  In 1925 the Locarno Pact was signed in London, guaranteeing peace and frontiers in Europe.  Never trust a politician!   In 1939 the film Gone with the Wind premiered in New York, and in 1953 the first issue of Playboy magazine was published; the centre-spread nude featured Marilyn Monroe.

Madame Tussaud was born in 1761, Alicia Markova in 1910 and Woody Allen in 1935.

Henry I, King of England, died in 1135 and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor and goldsmith, in 1455.  A French composer called Vincent d'Indy apparently died in 1931, but his work seems to have passed me by completely.  Probably just as well: very little actual music was written in the twentieth century.  Walt Disney died in 1966 and David Ben-Gurion in 1973.


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