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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Jeff Fletcher found fame in 1990s
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
Black Mirror Christmas special: Jon Hamm episode will see people 'blocked' in real life
True Detective series 2: Rachel McAdams cast in female lead as 'no-nonsense' detective
Zoella: YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg's debut novel expected to become overnight bestseller
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Posh People: Inside Tatler, BBC2 - TV review: Fundamentally not just about posh people
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict