Saturday, April 02, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1982: Argentina invades Falklands
Argentina has invaded the British territory of the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic.
1998: Papon guilty of war crimes
Former French cabinet minister Maurice Papon has been found guilty of war crimes for his part in deporting Jews from France during World War II.
1986: Bomb tears hole in airliner
Four people, including a baby, are sucked to their deaths through a hole blown in the side of a passenger jet.
1977: Hat trick for Red Rum
Red Rum has galloped into racing history by winning the Grand National for a record third time.
1962: New pedestrian crossings cause chaos
A new style of pedestrian crossing causes confusion among both drivers and pedestrians following its launch in London.