On this day in September 1852 Field Marshall Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington dies. He was twice British Prime Minister under the Tory party. and served briefly in He remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army until his death.
Jean René Lacoste was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" by fans because of his tenacity on the court; he is also known worldwide as the creator of the Lacoste tennis shirt, which he introduced in