Friday, September 16, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'
At least 177 people die during a lethal fire in a South African gold mine.
1978: Thousands dead in Iran earthquake
An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hits south-east Iran demolishing a major city and dozens of surrounding villages.
1977: T-Rex singer killed in car smash
Pop star Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash in south-west London.
1992: UK crashes out of ERM
The government suspends Britain's membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
1968: Post Office backs first class service
The new two-tier postal service proves confusing for customers, but the Post Office says it will raise extra cash.