Wednesday 28 October 1992
Deaths: Alfred the Great, King of England, 901; John Locke, philosopher, 1704; John Smeaton, engineer, 1792; David Jones, author and painter, 1974; John Braine, novelist, 1986; Pietro Annigoni, painter, 1988.
On this day: Harvard College was founded at Newe Towne, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1636; Michael Faraday made the first dynamo, 1831; the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange began a world economic crisis, 1929; the House of Commons voted in favour of Britain's joining the Common Market, with a majority of 112, 1971.
Today is the Feast Day of St Abraham of Ephesus, Saints Anastasia and Cyril, St Faro, St Fidelis of Como, St Jude or Thaddeus, St Salvius or Saire and St Simon.
- 1 This is what happens when you tattoo Charmander on yourself, drunk, and with no experience
- 2 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
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