Friday, July 22, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power
The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping, returns to Chinese Government.
2003: Saddam's sons killed in gun battle
The United States says Uday and Qusay Hussein, the infamous sons of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, have been killed in a gun battle in northern Iraq.
1987: Cartoonist shot in London street
A famous Palestinian cartoonist is shot in the face and critically wounded in London.
1965: Sir Alec steps down from top of Tory tree
The leader of the Opposition, Alec Douglas-Home, surprises colleagues by resigning from his post.
1991: Citizen's charter promises better services
British Prime Minister John Major launches a citizen's charter to improve public services.