On This Day Archive

18th March 1992

White South Africans back political reforms to end apartheid and create a multi-racial government.

16th March 1973

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns.

15th March 1493

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.

14th March 1964

Jack Ruby sentenced to death for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.

11 March 1970

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs flees to Rio de Janeiro.

4th March 1969

Kray twins found guilty of McVitie murder.

30th March 1981

President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington.

1st March 1932

Lindbergh baby kidnapped. The body was found in May the same year.

28th Feb 1953

Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA

23rd Feb 1455

Gutenberg Prints the First Bible. Only 48 copies in a variety of states are known to be still in existence.

22nd Feb 2006

Largest robbery in British history as gang steal £53 million from the Securitas bank depot in Kent.

3rd October 1995

OJ Simpson verdict: he was found not guilty of the murders of ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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