On This Day: 837: Moses Montefiore became the first Jew to be
knighted in England. 1859: Flogging was abolished in the British army.
1908: Britain's first woman Mayor, Elizabeth Garett Anderson, was
elected at Aldeburgh. 1922: Metropolitan Police Commissioner William
Harwood was poisoned by arsenic-laced chocolates. 1955: Rock Hudson
married Phyllis Gates, his agent's secretary. 1961: JFK was elected
American President. 1961: Brian Epstein, manager of several Liverpool
record shops, first saw the Beatles at the Cavern Club. 1965: Capital
punishment was abolished in Britain. 2000: $55 million was paid for a
Picasso painting called Woman with Arms Folded.
Birthdays: 1952: Lou Ferrigno, 52, body builder and actor. Famed
for his role as The Incredible Hulk. 1959: Tony Slattery, 45, British
actor and comedian. 1966: Stefan Edberg, 38, Swedish tennis player and
Wimbledon winner in 1988 and 1990. 1968: Pepa, 36, singer with Salt and
Pepa, whose hits include Push It. Born Sandra Denton.