November 01, 2014
Today is 305th day of the year
61 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1757 - "Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor"
  • 1864 - "Stefan Zeromski, Polish novelist ('The Homeless')"
  • 1871 - "Stephen Crane, American novelist"
  • 1887 - "L.S Lowry, English artist; famous for his matchstick figures"
  • 1935 - "Gary Player, South African golfer"
  • 1941 - "Nigel Dempster, Newspaper columnist"
  • 1962 - "Sharon Davis, Swimmer and TV personality"
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events today

  • 1848 - "The first W.H Smith bookstall opened at Euston station, London"
  • 1911 - The first Woman's Weekly magazine was published in Britain
  • 1940 - "A prehistoric cave painting was discovered in Lascaux, France"
  • 1959 - The first section of the M1 motorway was opened
  • 1962 - "The first ever spacecraft to Mars, Mars 1, was launched"
  • 1982 - "Phil Silvers, televisions 'Sgt Bilko' & film actor, died"
  • 1982 - Channel 4 television began broadcasting
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