Happy Anniversary: Food takes off
Monday 11 October 1993
1919: The first airline meals are served on a flight from London to Paris. They are packed lunches and are sold for three shillings each.
1958: Grandstand first transmitted on BBC television.
1609: The song 'Three Blind Mice' published in London.
1792: The foundation stone of the White House is laid in Washington DC.
1922: The final turf is laid at Wembley Stadium.
1982: 5,837 couples marry in a mass wedding in Seoul, South Korea.
1985: Sir Clive Sinclair's TPD, makers of the C5 electric car, call in receivers.
1666: Samuel Pepys records the first sighting of a waistcoat, as worn by King Charles II.
1839: Queen Victoria proposes to Prince Albert.
1916: The world's first birth control clinic opens in the United States.
1860: Prestwick, Scotland, hosts the first professional golf tournament.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Kajieme Powell: Missouri police release video footage of second man killed by officers
- 4 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
Laughs go global as Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran bring international comedians to the Edinburgh Fringe
The Top Ten: Horrible buildings
JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story on Pottermore: Introducing 'Singing Sorceress' Celestina Warbuck
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
Celebrity Big Brother 2014 line-up: Meet the contestants from Lauren Goodger to Kellie Maloney and Audley Harrison
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women