Tuesday 18 June 1996
Births: Edouard Daladier, statesman, 1884; Richard Allen Boone, film actor, 1916; Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen), lyricist, 1914. Deaths: Sir Thomas Picton, soldier, at Waterloo, 1815; William Combe, adventurer and poet, creator of "Dr Syntax", 1823; William Cobbett, writer and politician, 1835; George Grote, historian, 1871; Samuel Butler, author, 1902; Roald Amundsen, explorer, lost in the Arctic 1928; Douglas Robert Jardine, cricketer, 1958; Ethel Barrymore (Blythe), actress, 1959; Bruce Marshall, novelist, 1987. On this day: the English were defeated by the French under Joan of Arc at the Battle of Patay, 1429; John Hampden, parliamentarian, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Chalgrove Field, 1643; war broke out between Britain and the United States, 1812; the Duke of Wellington, allied with von Blucher, defeated the French under Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815; Waterloo Bridge over the Thames in London opened, 1817; Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf was published, 1925; a US air force plane crashed near Tokyo, with the loss of 129 lives, 1953; a Trident-1 of British European Airways crashed after take-off at London, killing all 118 people aboard, 1972; a watercolour by Joseph William Turner was sold at auction for pounds 340,000, 1976. Today is the Feast Day of St Amandus of Bordeaux, St Elizabeth of Schonau, Saints Gregory, Demetrius and Calogerus and Saints Mark and Marcellian.
- 1 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 2 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 3 Scottish referendum 'English question': Tory MPs call on David Cameron to create an English first minister in wake of No vote
- 4 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked next, threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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