Happy Anniversary: Bligh loses Bounty
Monday 14 June 1993
1789: Captain Bligh set adrift from the Bounty.
1906: Parliament passes bill banning women from dangerous sports following the death of a woman parachutist.
1965: Two OBE insignia are returned to Buckingham Palace in protest against the award of MBEs to the Beatles.
1928: The Flying Scotsman wins a race from London to Edinburgh against an aeroplane.
1985: First mixed marriage in South Africa.
1904: The date on which James Joyce's Ulysses takes place.
1930: Mixed bathing allowed in the Serpentine in Hyde Park.
1948: A Cathay Pacific flying boat, Miss Macao, en route from Macao to Hong Kong, becomes the first airline to be hijacked.
1958: Yellow 'No Waiting' lines come into force on Britain's roads.
1978: Space Invaders is first demonstrated by the Taito Corporation of Tokyo.
1823: Charles Macintosh patents a waterproof fabric for raincoats.
1939: Eugen Weidmann has the dubious honour of being the last man guillotined in public in France.
1963: Buckingham Palace admits that Prince Charles, 14, bought a cherry brandy in a hotel.
1583: First life insurance policy sold in London.
1978: Jim Davis creates a cartoon cat and names it after his grandfather, James A Garfield Davis.
1910: Father's Day is inaugurated by Mrs John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Washington.
1963: The first British-made oral contraceptive becomes available on prescription.
1921: Washington passes bill imposing fines on any woman smoking: dollars 25 plus dollars 100 per cigarette.
1963: The White House and Kremlin reach agreement to set up a hot line.
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