Monday, 17 August 2015

Today's the Day - 18th August

  • 95 years ago: American actress Shelley Winters was born on this day in 1920. Born Shirley Schrift in St Louis, Missouri, she was a widely respected actress who won 2 Oscars for The Diary of Anne Frank and A Patch of Blue. Married 4 times, she died aged 85, of heart failure in early 2006, after suffering a heart attack 3 months previously.

Mardale Green Church before the service
  • 80 years ago: On this day in 1935, the last church service at Mardale Green took place before the village was demolished and flooded, to create the giant Haweswater Reservoir in the English Lake District. For my in depth article on the service and project please click on the following link:
                          The Underwater Village

  • 75 years ago: Walter P Chrysler, the founder of the Chrysler Motor Corporation died on this day in 1940 of a cerebral hemmorage.

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