Tuesday 24 August 1993
Deaths: Pliny the Elder, Roman naturalist and writer, 79; Alaric I, King of the Visigoths, 410; Francesco Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola), artist, 1540; Gaspard II de Coligny, admiral and Huguenot leader, killed 1572; Jean-Francois-Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz, politician, 1679; Colonel Thomas Blood, adventurer, 1680; Thomas Chatterton, poet, committed suicide 1770; August Wilhelm Anton Neithardt, Count von Gneisenau, soldier, 1831; Nicolas-Leonard-Sadi Carnot, physicist, 1832; Theodore Edward Hook, playwright and author, 1841; Adam Ivan Krusenstern, navigator, 1846; Margaret Fairless Barber (Michael Fairless), essayist, 1901; Alfred Stevens, painter, 1906; John William Dunne, philosopher, 1949; Getulio Dornelles Vargas, Brazilian president, committed suicide, 1954; Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, theologian and essayist, 1957; Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom, South African leader, 1958.
On this day: the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried under volcanic ash after the eruption of Vesuvius, 79; Rome was captured by the Visigoths, 410; England achieved her first naval victory in the Battle of the Key, when Hubert de Burgh defeated the French fleet under Eustace the Monk, 1217; the Massacre of St Bartholomew occurred in France when thousands of Huguenots were killed in Paris, 1572; Calcutta was founded by Job Charnock at Sutanati, 1686; the English-Dutch Fleets defeated the French at the Battle of Malaga, 1704; Washington DC was captured by British troops, who burned down the White House, 1814; US troops were routed by the British at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1814; Matthew Webb was the first man to swim the English Channel, 1875; the Allies retreated from Mons, 1914; the outskirts of London were raided by Zeppelins, killing eight people, 1916; Mustafa Kemal, leading the Turkish army, threw back the Greeks at the Battle of the Sakkaria River, 1921; the ZR-2 dirigible balloon collapsed and exploded near Hull, killing 62, 1921; the Quebec Conference ended, 1943; the Manchester Guardian was renamed the Guardian, 1959.
Today is the Feast Day of St Audenoeus or Ouen, St Bartholomew and the Martyrs of Utica.
- 1 Keira Knightley topless: Conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 It's not just the savagery of Isis that is shocking – its weaponry is too
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Keira Knightley topless: Conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
Sir Paul McCartney makes his stance on Scottish independence known
PM sets out tough new anti-terror measures in response to heightened threat
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- < Previous
- Next >
£32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...
£45000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Talent / Learning & Development Mana...
Up to £40,000: Ashdown Group: Standalone HR Manager role for an SME business b...
£350 - £400 per day: Orgtel: HR Analyst - Banking - Bristol - £350 - £400 per ...