Thursday 30 December 1993
Deaths: Richard, Duke of York, killed 1460; Roger Ascham, scholar and writer, 1568; Pope Innocent IX, 1591; Jean-Baptiste van Helmont, scientist, 1644; Robert Boyle, chemist, 1691; John Turberville Needham, priest and scientist, 1781; William Hilton, painter, 1839; Marshal Juan Prim y Prats, soldier and statesman, 1870; Sir Samuel White Baker, explorer, 1893; Amelia Jenks Bloomer, social reformer, 1894; Sir James Paget, surgeon, 1899; Angela Georgina, first Baroness Burdett- Coutts, philanthropist, 1906; Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, peasant and mystic, murdered 1916; Rufus Daniel Isaacs, first Marquess of Reading, Lord Chief Justice, 1935; Romain Rolland, author, 1944; Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician, 1947; Maurice Denton Welch, novelist and artist, 1948; Ruth Draper, monologuist, 1956; Charles Vincent Massey, statesman, 1967; Trygve Halvdan Lie, first Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1968.
On this day: the Yorkists suffered a defeat at the Battle of Wakefield, 1460; Scindhiah, Maharajah of Gwalior, submitted to the British, 1803; the United States took possession of Louisiana, 1803; Zululand was annexed to Natal, 1897; the P & O liner Persia was torpedoed off Crete with the loss of 200 lives, 1915; Russian forces captured Kaluga, 1941; the conflict over Kashmir was referred to the UN, 1947; King Michael of Romania abdicated, 1947; the first London production Show No Strings was presented, 1963; Karol Wojtyla (later to be Pope John Paul II ), became Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, 1963.
Today is the Feast Day of St Anysia, St Anysius, St Egwin and St Sabinus of Spoleto.
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
Syrian teenager Usaid Barho reveals how he escaped from Isis using a suicide vest
Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg
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