Friday 19 November 1993
Deaths: Nicolas Poussin, painter, 1665; Thomas Shadwell, poet and playwright, 1692; Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish republican, committed suicide 1798; Franz Peter Schubert, composer, 1828; Sir William (Karl Wilhelm) Siemens, metallurgist, 1883; Thomas Harper Ince, film pioneer, 1924; Elizabeth Taylor, novelist, 1975.
On this day: Blackfriars Bridge across the Thames was opened for carriages, 1769; President Lincoln delivered his speech at Gettysburg, 1863; the Versailles Peace Treaty was rejected by the US Senate, 1919; the 19,000-ton liner Bermuda was gutted by fire while in Belfast harbour, 1931; the Cunard liner QE2 made her first voyage, 1968; in Paris, the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces was signed between Nato and members of the Warsaw Pact, thus ending the 'cold war', 1990.
Today is the Feast Day of St Barlaam of Antioch, St Ermenburga and St Nerses I.
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
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