Thursday 11 February 1993
Deaths: Joanna II, Queen of Naples, 1435; Elizabeth of York, Henry VII's queen, 1503; Honore Daumier, caricaturist, 1879; Sir William Blake Richmond, painter, 1921; Sir John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir, governor-general of Canada and novelist, 1940; Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, film director, 1948; Henry Mayo Bateman, cartoonist, 1970; David Garnett, novelist, 1981.
On this day: St Bernadette had her vision of the Virgin - 'The Miracle of Lourdes', 1858; London University received its deed of settlement, 1826; a treaty, signed by 63 countries, prohibited the installation of nuclear weapons in the sea-bed beyond a 12-mile coastal strip, 1971; Mrs Margaret Thatcher became the first woman leader of a British political party, 1975; the black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years, South Africa 1990.
Today is the Feast Day of St Benedict of Aniane, St Caedmon, St Gregory II, Pope, St Lazarus of Milan, St Lucius of Adrianople, St Pascal I, Pope, Saints Saturninus, Dativus and Others and St Severinus of Agaunum.
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
Jihadi John': MI5 may have identified Isis militant who killed David Haines but options limited
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: Police will be on high alert on Friday whatever the result
David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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