Thursday 05 August 1993
Deaths: Louis III, King of France, 882; James Gibbs, architect, 1754; Alexis-Benoit Soyer, master cook and writer, 1858; Thomas Henry Wyatt, architect, 1880; Friedrich Engels, political writer, 1895; George Butterworth, composer, 1916; Joseph Holbrooke, composer, 1958; Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson), actress, 1962; Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins), actor, 1984.
On this day: Sir William Wallace, leader of the Scots, was captured by the English, 1305; Sir Humphrey Gilbert took possession of Newfoundland for England, 1583; German forces entered Warsaw, 1915; polygamy was abolished in Turkey, 1924; the British transatlantic air-mail service was started, 1939; the musical show Salad Days was first produced, London 1954; the European Monetary Agreement was signed, 1955; the French colony of Upper Volta became independent, 1960; a nuclear test ban treaty was signed by Britain, the US and the Soviet Union, 1963.
Today is the Feast Day of Saints Addai and Mari, St Afra and St Nonna.
Sir Richard Norman
A memorial service for the late Sir Richard Norman KBE MA D Phil D Sc FRS, Rector of Exeter College and Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Merton Colleges, will be held in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, on Tuesday 21 September 1993 at 2.30pm.
A celebration of the life of Patrick Martin Furse will be held at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London W1, on Saturday 18 September at 10.30am. All are welcome to attend.
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Overseas Development, was host at a luncheon held at Admiralty House, London SW1, yesterday for Mr Bakary Dabo, Gambian Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs.
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Scottish independence: Despite defeat history may still point to Alex Salmond as the victor
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish referendum: Police struggle to control Unionist rally in Glasgow's George Square
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 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
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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