Saturday 29 July 1995
TODAY: Births: Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, Italian leader, 1883; Lord Grimond (Joseph Grimond), former leader of the Liberal Party, 1913. Deaths: William Wilberforce, campaigner for the abolition of slavery, 1833; Vincent van Gogh, artist, committed suicide 1890; Luis Bunuel, film director, 1983; James David Graham Niven, actor, 1983. On this day: the Spanish Armada was defeated, 1588; the XIVth Olympic Games opened at Wembley, 1948; the Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer, 1981. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Beatrice and Simplicius, St Felix II, antipope, St Faustinus and Beatrice, St Lupus of Troyes, St Martha, St Olav, King of Norway and St William of Saint-Brieuc.
TOMORROW: Births: Emily Jane Bronte, novelist, 1818; Henry Moore, sculptor, 1898. Deaths: Thomas Gray, poet, 1771; Ian Gow MP, killed by the IRA 1990. On this day: the first Penguin books were published, 1935; England won the Football World Cup, 1966. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of Saints Abdon and Sennen, St Julitta of Caesarea, St Peter Chrysologus and St Tatwin, archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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