Friday, November 18, 2005

BBC - On This Day
2000: Hollywood meets Wales in 'wedding of year'
The film world celebrates the celebrity wedding of the year as film star Michael Douglas marries Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
1987: King's Cross station fire 'kills 27'
Twenty seven people are dead after a fire at King's Cross station in central London.
1991: Church envoy Waite freed in Beirut
Church envoy Terry Waite is freed by the Islamic extremists who kidnapped him in Beirut in 1987.
2003: High security as Bush visits UK
The US President, George W Bush, is on a state visit to Britain amid the tightest security London has ever seen.
1978: Mass suicide leaves 900 dead
The bodies of 914 people, including 276 children, are found in Guyana in South America.
1989: Protesters demand reform in Bulgaria
More than 50,000 people take to the streets of Sofia in Bulgaria demanding political reform.
1967: Moves to curb spread of foot-and-mouth
A ban on the movement of farm animals across the whole of England and Wales came into effect at midnight.