Friday 30 July 1993
Deaths: Philip I, King of France, 1108; Jacopo Palma (Negreti), painter, 1528; William Penn, Quaker leader, 1718; Thomas Gray, poet, 1771; Denis Diderot, encyclopaedist, 1784; Richard Rush, statesman, 1859; Sir Charles Hastings, physician, founder of the British Medical Association, 1866; Walter Horatio Pater, writer, 1894; Otto, Furst von Bismarck-Schonhausen, chancellor, 1898; Adolf Schreyer, painter, 1899; John Lawrence Toole, actor and theatrical manager, 1906; Emperor Mutsuhito of Japan, 1912; Field Marshal Hermann von Eichhorn, German military dictator in the Ukraine, assassinated, 1918; Sir Joseph Cook, prime minister of Australia, 1947; Howard Dietz, lyricist, 1983; Lynn Fontanne, actress, 1983; Ian Gow MP, killed at his home after a bomb, set by the IRA, exploded in his car, 1990.
On this day: the Battle of Warsaw ended, with the defeat of the Poles, 1656; the Jacobites were defeated at Newton Butler, 1689; the New York and Staten Island ferryboat exploded, with the loss of 100 lives, 1871; Toronto (then called York) was founded by General John Simcoe, 1793; a great fire in New York resulted in dollars 1m worth of damage, 1890; Kurt von Schuschnigg became Chancellor of Austria, 1934; the first Penguin books were published, 1935; the world's first port radar station opened at Liverpool, 1948; Harold Adrian Russell ('Kim') Philby, British journalist and spy, was granted asylum in the Soviet Union, 1963; England won the football World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley, 1966; Greece and Turkey signed an interim peace agreement over Cyprus, 1974.
Today is the Feast Day of Saints Abdon and Sennen, St Julitta of Caesarea, St Peter Chrysologus and St Tatwin, archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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