August 4, 2017 ON THIS DAY

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August 4, 2017 ON THIS DAY


Byline: Compiled by ETAN SMALLMAN and ADAM JACOT DE BOINOD

FROM THE DAILY MAIL ARCHIVE

AUGUST 4, 1945 IF GOOD sense is used, the beaches will be safe this year, but the War Office warns holidaymakers not to ignore mine notices on beaches from the Wash to Dorset. Just because a notice looks old, it does not mean that someone has forgotten to take it down. Children and animals should not be allowed inside barbed-wire enclosures.

AUGUST 4, 1953 CHRISTIAN DIOR claimed today that in the fuss over his short skirts another revolution has been missed. 'I have done away with corsets, even for dance dresses,' he said. M. Dior declared that women were already beginning to shorten their hemlines before he decided to present shorter skirts.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MEGHAN MARKLE, 36. The U.S. actress and girlfriend of Prince Harry (right) is best known for her role in TV drama Suits, but in between jobs she made money as a freelance calligrapher for clients including Dolce & Gabbana. She attributes her talent to Catholic school, 'when kids actually had handwriting class'.

HENRY SANDON, 89. The world authority on Royal Worcester porcelain, who joined the Antiques Roadshow in 1979, says: 'I need a new pot every day to satisfy my craving.' His favourite Roadshow find was a slipware owl bought in on a bus in 1990. He valued it at PS20,000, saying its owner was so shocked, 'I thought we'd achieved the first death'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822). The Romantic poet (right) who drowned aged 29, was expelled from Oxford University for promoting atheism. His second wife was Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. …

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