Saturday, April 16, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years
Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called "Great Train Robbery".
1993: UN makes Srebrenica 'safe haven'
The United Nations Security Council votes to create a safe haven for Bosnian Muslims under siege in the town of Srebrenica.
1970: Paisley victory rattles NI parliament
Protestant right-winger Ian Paisley has won a seat in Northern Ireland's parliament.
1987: MP on gay sex charges
Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has appeared in court charged with indecency.
1953: Queen launches Royal Yacht Britannia
Thousands welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they arrived in Scotland to launch the new royal yacht, Britannia.