Thursday 30 July 1992
Deaths: Philip I, King of France, 1108; William Penn, Quaker leader, 1718; Thomas Gray, poet, 1771; Denis Diderot, encyclopaedist, 1784; Sir Charles Hastings, physician, founder of the British Medical Association, 1866; Otto, Furst von Bismarck-Schonhausen, German chancellor, 1898; Sir Joseph Cook, prime minister of Australia, 1947; Lynn Fontanne, actress, 1983; Ian Gow, MP, 1990.
On this day: Toronto (then called York) was founded by General John Simcoe, 1793; the 10th Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles, 1932; the first Penguin books were published, 1935; Harold Adrian Russell ('Kim') Philby, British journalist and spy, was granted asylum in the USSR, 1963; England won the Football World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2 at Wembley, 1966.
Today is the Feast Day of Saints Abdon and Sennen, St Julitta of Caesarea, St Peter Chrysologus and St Tatwin, archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- 5 Terror threat level raised to severe as PM warns Isis risk could last for decades
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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