Friday, July 08, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack
Three young children and four adults are attacked by a man with a machete at an infant school in Wolverhampton.
1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail
Ronald Biggs who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escapes from Wandsworth prison.
2003: Conjoined twins die in separation op
Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them both die during surgery.
1971: British troops shoot Londonderry rioters
Two men are killed by the British army in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet
The latest story about boy wizard Harry Potter breaks all publishing records.