Friday, 14 August 2015

Today's the Day - 15th August

  • 150 years ago: Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki was born. Used as a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases, he taught over 2000 people during his lifetime. He died in 1926 at the age of 60, after suffering a stroke.

  • 75 years ago: The first issue of Jewish Weekly was published in the Netherlands, on this day in 1940. Being the only journal that Dutch Jews were allowed to read, its contents were censored and strictly controlled by the occupying Nazis, preventing them from gaining information about their possible fete.

Anne with her parents and brother Charles in 1957

  • 65 years ago: Princess Anne, the Princess Royal was born on this day in 1950. Born at Clarence House at 11.50am, she was 3rd in line to the throne – after her mother Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Now, after numerous births etc, she has slipped down the list into 12th place!

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