Tuesday 08 September 1992
Deaths: Amy Robsart, wife of the Earl of Leicester, found mysteriously dead with a broken neck 1560; Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, composer, 1613; Francis Quarles, poet, 1644; Francisco Gomez de Quevedo y Villegas, poet and satirist, 1645; Ann Lee, Shaker leader, 1784; William James Muller, painter, 1845; George Bradshaw, printer and publisher, 1853; Joseph Liouville, mathematician, 1882; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, physicist, 1894; Leon-Joseph-Florentin Bonnat, painter, 1922; Feisal I, King of Iraq, 1933; Richard Georg Strauss, composer, 1949; Andre Derain, painter, 1954; Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley, physicist, 1988.
On this day: the Turkish Siege of Malta ended, 1565; New Amsterdam in North America was surrendered by the Dutch to the English and renamed New York, 1664; in Canada, Montreal surrendered to the British troops, 1760; William IV was crowned King of Great Britain, 1831; Johannesburg, South Africa, was founded, 1886; in the US, a tornado and tidal wave caused widespread havoc, with the loss of over 6,000 lives near Galveston, Texas, 1900; Germany was admitted to the League of Nations, 1926; the Morro Castle, an American cruise liner, was destroyed by fire, with the loss of 134 lives, 1934; the first V2 flying bombs landed in London, 1944; the first non-stop flight from London to Canada was completed, 1944; the Treaty of Peace with Japan was signed by 49 powers in San Francisco, 1951; the Manila Conference ended, and the South East Asia Defence Treaty was signed, 1954; the Severn Road Bridge was officially opened, 1966; Milton Obote became the first president of the Republic of Uganda, 1967; in Vietnam, Australian Warrant Officer Keith Payne was awarded the VC, 1969; President Ford granted a full pardon to Richard Nixon for 'any offences he might have committed while in office', 1974; Cindy Nicholas, aged 19, swam the Channel both ways in 19 hours 55 minutes, 1977.
Today is the Feast Day of Saints Adrian and Natalia, St Corbinian, St Disibod, St Eusebius, St Kingsmark or Cynfarch Oer, St Nestabus, St Nestor, St Sergius I, pope and St Zeno.
National Gallery: Colin Wiggins, 'Landscape in 17th-Century Holland', 1pm.
British Museum: George Hart, 'The Tale of Wenamun', 1.30pm; 'Apuleius and the Mysteries of Isis', 3pm.
Victoria & Albert Museum: Frances Musker, 'High Fashion 1880-1914', 2.30pm.
National Portrait Gallery: Susan Morris, 'Robert Bakewell (1725- 1795)', 1.30pm.
Tate Gallery: Simon Morley, 'Hogarth and Bratby: everything but the kitchen sink', 1pm.
Wallace Collection: Rosalind Savill, 'The Hertfords as Collectors of Sevres Porcelain', 1pm.
- 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
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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