Happy Anniversary: Page Three girls make their mark
Monday 15 November 1993
1837: Isaac Pitman publishes his shorthand under the snappy title 'Stenographic Sound-Hand'.
1889: King Pedro II abdicates and Brazil becomes a republic.
1901: The first electric hearing- aid is patented by Miller Reese in New York; it has the practical disadvantage of not being portable.
1969: The first colour television commercial is transmitted, advertising Bird's Eye frozen peas.
1907: Oklahoma becomes the 4th State of the Union.
1959: First Broadway performance of The Sound of Music.
Feast Day of St Gregory the Wonderworker, bishop of neo- Caeseria, whose alleged miracles include drying up a swamp, diverting a river and moving a mountain. 1880: London University gives degrees to Britain's first women graduates.
1913: Steamship Louise become the first vessel through the Panama Canal.
1922: J Walton-Newbold becomes Britain's first Communist MP.
1944: A duck alerted the citizens of Freiburg, Germany to an imminent air raid. A statue was later erected in its honour.
1955: Anglesey become Britain's first local authority to introduce fluoride into the water.
1970: The Sun publishes its first Page Three girl photograph, appropriately enough on the feast day of St Hilda, patron saint of business women.
1477: Caxton published The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first dated book to be printed in England.
1928: First appearance of Mickey Mouse in the cartoon Steamboat Willie, though he had appeared in an earlier cartoon under the name Mortimer Mouse.
1893: First newspaper colour supplement appears, four pages long, in the New York World.
1951: The white football becomes officially acceptable, especially at Highbury, where it blends in with the Arsenal players' shorts.
1959: Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says adultery should be made a criminal offence.
1969: Pele scores his 1000th goal.
1906: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce join forces and names to form their new company.
1970: The ten-shilling note goes out of circulation.
1979: Anthony Blunt is stripped of his knighthood.
1783: Jean de Rosier and the Marquis d'Arlandes make the first unassisted flight in a hot-air balloon for 25 minutes above Paris.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
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Prog rock finally comes of age with launch of the first Official Progressive Chart
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up