Friday 22 October 1993
Deaths: Charles Martel, leader of the Franks, 741; Mathurin Regnier, satirical poet, 1613; Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, drowned off the Scilly Isles 1707; Samuel Arnold, composer, 1802; Thomas Sheraton, cabinetmaker, 1806; Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, geologist, 1871; Thomas Mayne Reid, novelist, 1883; Paul Cezanne, painter, 1906; Sir John William Fortescue, military historian, 1933; Pablo Casals, cellist, 1973; Arnold Joseph Toynbee, historian, 1975.
On this day: Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon over Paris, 1797; in New York, the Metropolitan Opera House opened, 1883; Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen was found guilty of the murder of his wife, 1910; in Haiti, over 2,000 people died after a hurricane hit the country, 1935; President John F. Kennedy announced that the Soviet Union had installed missiles in Cuba, 1962; Don Juan Carlos of Bourbon was proclaimed King of Spain, 1975.
Today is the Feast Day of St Abercius, St Donatus of Fiesole, St Mellon or Mallonus, Saints Nunilo and Alodia and St Philip of Heraclea and his Companions.
- 1 Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
- 2 Scarlett Johansson new band 'already hit with legal complaint' from another The Singles
- 3 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
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