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1697: The new St Paul's Cathedral was opened.

1804: Napoleon was crowned Emperor in Paris by Pope Pius VII. On this day one year later, he defeated Austro-Russian forces at the Battle of Austerlitz.

1814: The Marquis de Sade, the French aristocrat whose perverted lifestyle gave the word sadism to the language, died in an asylum.

1859: John Brown, the anti-slavery campaigner whose soul marched on in the famous song, was executed for treason in Charleston, West Virginia.

1901: King Camp Gillette patented the safety razor.

1907: English footballers formed the Professional Footballers' Association.

1923: Greek-American operatic soprano Maria Callas was born in New York.

1927: Ford's Model A went on sale as a successor to the Model T. 1954: Four years of anti-Communist witch-hunts in America came to an end when its instigator, Joseph McCarthy, was condemned for conduct unbecoming a senator. 1990: West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl won the first all-German election since 1933.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: A genetic discovery related to King Richard III threatened to shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty and raised a question mark over Queen Elizabeth II's royal heritage.

BIRTHDAYS: Patricia Hewitt, former Health Secretary, 67; Richard Quinn, former jockey, 54; Lucy Liu, actress, 47; David Batty, former footballer, 47; Monica Seles, former tennis player, 42; Nelly Furtado, singer, 37; Christopher Wolstenholme, musician with Muse, 37, Britney Spears, pop star, 34.


Birthdays: Lucy Liu, 47, and Monica Seles, 42

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 2, 2015
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