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August 2005


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August 2

Is the Feast day of Saint Theodota and her Three Sons, and also of Saints Eusebius of Vercelli, Plegmund, Stephen I (Pope), Syagrius of Autun, and Sidwell (aka Sativola).  This seems an unusually small number of Saints for one day, though I suppose the three sons help to make up for it a little.  I have no idea why the three sons are included.

It was the day in 1718 when Britain, France, Austria, and Holland concluded the Quadruple Alliance against Spain, in an attempt to prevent Spain from annexing Sardinia and Sicily, and in 1858 when the British Government took over the ruling of India from the East India Company.  In 1875 Britain's first roller-skating rink was opened to the public, in Belgravia, London, and in 1894 Death duties, now known as Inheritance tax, were introduced in Britain.  In 1945 the Potsdam Conference, establishing the initial post war treatment of Germany and demanding unconditional Japanese surrender, ended, and in 1993, following speculative pressure on currencies in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, the Mechanism collapsed and currencies were allowed to fluctuate within broad band of 15% on either side of central rates.

People born on the second of August include John Tyndall in 1820, Ethel M Dell in 1881, Arthur Bliss in 1891, Peter O'Toole in 1931 and Sammy McIlroy in 1954.

Those dying include Thomas Gainsborough in 1788, Jacques Etienne Montgolfier in 1799, Enrico Caruso in 1921, Louis Blériot in 1936 and William S. Burroughs in 1997.  The S is for Seward.  Not many people know that, and even fewer care.


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