Friday, September 09, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1971: British diplomat freed after eight months
The British Ambassador, Geoffrey Jackson, is released eight months after being captured by extreme left-wing guerrillas in Uruguay.
1987: Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium
Twenty-five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster are extradited to Belgium.
1999: Report urges sweeping reform of RUC
The Royal Ulster Constabulary should undergo wholesale reform, a Police Review Commission report recommends.
1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies
One of the greatest leaders of the Chinese revolution Chairman Mao Zedong dies at the age of 82.
1988: Indian cricket tour 'cancelled'
English cricket captain Graham Gooch and seven other members of his squad are refused visas to travel to India.