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 "I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my  grandfather.  Not
screaming in terror like his passengers."
                                                      Jim Harkins


           WHAT HAPPENED ON THE "ST NEWS" RELEASE DATE
                           (JULY 26TH)
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The third time this new column appears,  and it's still hardly a
very useful one,  but it's a nice trivial thing and it's not  too
big anyway, so who'd give a toss anyway.

 So...on July 26th the following things have happened:

     1799      Isaac  Babbitt,  inventor  of  a  tin-based  alloy
               (Babbitt's metal), born
     1805      Earthquake hits Naples, killing 6,000
     1845      Great  Britain,   first  iron  ship,  designed  by
               Brunel, sails on maiden voyage
     1856      George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, born
     1867      Otto, first king of Modern Greece, dies
     1875      Carl Jung, psychologist, born
     1894      Aldous  Leonard  Huxley,   writer  ("A  Brave  New
               World"), born
     1908      Salvador  Gossens Allende,  Chile's first  Marxist
               president, born
     1914      Erskine   Hawkins,    American   bandleader    and
               trumpeter, born
     1922      William  Blake  McEdwards  (Blake  Edwards),  film
               producer  ("Pink  Panther"  films,  "Blind  Date",
               "Skin Deep"), born
     1922      Jason Robards Jr., actor, born
     1928      Stanley Kubrick,  director ("A Clockwork  Orange",
               "2001 - A Space Odyssey", "The Shining"), born
     1942      Vladimir  Meciar,  prime  minister of  the  Slovak
               Republic, born
     1943      Michael  Philip (Mick) Jagger,  musician  (Rolling
               Stones), born
     1946      Helen Mirren, actress, born
     1949      Roger Meddows-Taylor,  drummer (ex-Cross,  Queen),
               born
     1950      Susan George, British actress, born
     1952      Evita Peron, Argentinian political figure, dies
     1954      Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis player, born
     1956      Italian cruiseship Andrea Doria sinks
     1961      Gary Cherone, singer (Extreme), born
     1963      Syncom   2,    first   synchonous   communications
               satellite (US), launched
     1966      Sandra Bullock,  actress ("The  Net",  "Demolition
               Man"), born
     1986      First issue of ST NEWS published
     1994      Terry Scott, actor ("Terry and June"), dies
     1996      ST NEWS Volume 11 Issue 1/2 finished

 And  that is what happened on this day,  July 26th,  in  earlier
years. 

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