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.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre