Thursday, May 25, 2006

BBC - On This Day
1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships
Dozens of men are feared dead in the seas around the Falkland Islands after frigates are destroyed.
1961: Kennedy pledges man on moon
President John F Kennedy says the US will aim to put the first man on the moon by the end of the decade.
1963: African states unite against white rule
Leaders of 32 African nations set up an organisation that will give them a united voice for the first time in African history.
1979: Price of milk shoots up
The price of milk is to go up by more than 10% to 15p a pint - three times the price it was five years ago.
1994: Camelot wins UK lottery race
The Camelot consortium wins the contract to run Britain's first national lottery starting in November.