Thursday 10 February 1994
Deaths: Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary, Queen of Scots, murdered 1567; Pope Leo XII, 1829; Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, author, 1837; Samuel Prout, water-colour painter, 1852; Edgar Richard Horatio Wallace, thriller writer, 1932.
On this day: Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 1840; 'Pay As You Earn' income tax was introduced, 1944; peace treaties were signed in Paris - with the Soviet Union, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland as signatories, 1947.
Today is the Feast Day of St Austreberta, St Scholastica, St Soteris, St Trumwin and St William of Maleval. Today also begins the Chinese Year of the Dog.
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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