Thursday 03 March 1994
Deaths: Robert Hooke, physicist, 1703; William Stukeley, antiquary and physician, 1765; Robert Adam, architect, 1792; Francis Egerton, third Duke of Bridgewater, canal engineer, 1803; Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, painter and engraver, 1804; Antony Vandyke Copley Fielding, landscape painter, 1855; Sir Sidney Lee, editor, scholar and biographer, 1926; Ernest Howard Griffiths, physicist, 1932; Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage), composer and pianist, 1954; Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo), actor and comedian, 1959; Arthur Koestler, author, 1983; Danny Kaye (Daniel David Karminsky), actor and entertainer, 1987.
On this day: Louis-Philippe of France arrived in England after abdicating, 1848; serfdom was abolished in Russia, 1861; Bizet's opera Carmen was first performed at the Opera Comique, Paris, 1875; the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk as signed between Germany and Russia, 1918; the US Congress adopted the Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem, 1931; the Apollo 9 spacecraft was launched from Cape Kennedy, 1969; Estonia and Latvia voted to secede from the Soviet Union, 1991.
Today is the Feast Day of St Aelred of Rievaulx, St Anselm of Nonantola, St Arthelais, St Chef, St Cunegund, empress, St Emeterius, St Gervinus, Saints Marinus and Astyrius, St Non or Nonnita and St Winwaloe or Guenole.
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Scottish independence referendum live: Clackmannanshire blazes the trail as 54% vote No while Yes trails with 46%
Scottish independence: Final opinion polls show undecided voters could swing result either way
Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
Scottish independence: Andy Murray backs Yes campaign in eleventh hour decision
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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