On this Day : 9 March 1995 – Queen marks peace in Belfast

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have made a symbolic visit to Northern Ireland - their first since the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires came...

On this Day : 8 March 1985 – Beirut car bomb kills dozens

At least 45 people have died and 175 have been injured in a car bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The bomb went off outside a...

On this Day : 7 March 1975 – Kidnapped heiress found strangled

The body of Lesley Whittle, the 17-year-old heiress kidnapped from her Shropshire home 52 days ago, has been found at the bottom of a...

On This Day: March 6 1957 – Ghana celebrates independence

The people of Ghana have been celebrating the end of colonial rule and the dawn of their independence. Most workers have been given the day...

On This Day: 5 March 1953 – Soviet leader ‘on brink of death’

Rumours are circulating in Moscow that Joseph Stalin, the long-time leader of the Soviet Union, is near death. The first official news of Mr Stalin's...

On This Day: 4 March 1969 – Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder

The Kray twins, Ronald and Reginald, are facing life sentences after being found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court. The jury deliberated for...

On This Day: 28 February 1986 – Swedish prime minister assassinated

The Swedish prime minister has died after being shot in a street ambush in central Stockholm. His wife was wounded. Olof and Lisbeth Palme were...

On this Day: 12 February 1994 – Art Thieves Snatch Edvard Munch’s Scream

Thieves have stolen one of the world's best-known paintings from a gallery in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Two men took just 50 seconds to climb...

On this Day: 24 January 1961- End of the road for Monroe and Miller

The Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe has divorced her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, after less than five years of marriage. The divorce was granted in...

On This Day: November 4 1995 – Israeli PM shot dead

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has been assassinated. Mr Rabin was shot three times at close range in the stomach and chest by an assailant...

On This Day: 3 November – 1957 Russians launch dog into space

The Soviet Union has launched the first ever living creature into the cosmos. The dog, described as a female Russian breed, was projected into space...

On This Day: 29 February 1960 – Thousands dead in Moroccan earthquake

A huge earthquake has devastated the southern Moroccan city of Agadir killing thousands. A major operation is now underway to rescue scores of people, including...

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