Thursday 29 April 1993
Deaths: John Cleveland, poet, 1658; George Farquhar, playwright, 1707; Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis (Constantine Cavafy), poet, 1933; Wallace Carothers, chemist and developer of nylon, 1937; Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, film director, 1980.
On this day: the Siege of Orleans was relieved, 1429; Captain James Cook landed at Kurnell, Botany Bay, Australia, 1770; the Corn Law Bill received Royal Assent, 1842; at Oxford University a statute was passed admitting women to examinations, 1884; in Roseville, California, a US Navy munitions train blew up in a marshalling yard, setting off a chain of 100 more explosions, 1973.
Today is the Feast Day of St Catherine of Siena, St Hugh of Cluny, St Joseph Cottolengo, St Robert of Molesmes and St Wilfrid the Younger.
- 1 This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander on yourself, drunk, and with no experience
- 2 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
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