Saturday, April 09, 2005

BBC - On This Day
2003: Saddam statue topples with regime
Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down a statue and tearing it to pieces as US tanks roll into the centre of Baghdad.
1976: Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery
The president of the Young Liberals, Peter Hain, has been acquitted of robbing a branch of Barclays bank.
1984: Dozens arrested in picket line violence
About 100 pickets are arrested during violent clashes with police outside two working coal pits in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
1999: President of Niger 'killed in ambush'
The president of Niger, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, has been shot dead in an apparent coup attempt.
1969: Sikh busmen win turban fight
Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton have won the right to wear turbans on duty after a long-running campaign.