Saturday, March 05, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji
A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.
1953: Soviet leader 'on brink of death'
Rumours are circulating in Moscow that Joseph Stalin, the long-time leader of the Soviet Union, is near death.
1973: Mid-air collision kills 68
Sixty-eight passengers and crew die when two Spanish aircraft collide in mid-air over France.
1956: US court victory for black students
The United States Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities.
1993: Johnson gets life ban from athletics
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson is banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time.