thought this was a nice little feature in the paper today. We always think today is just an ordinary day, but not in history it isn’t.
1695: France and Poland form an alliance
1903: unpopular king Alexander of Serbia and his wife are murdered in a palace coup. Peter Karageorgevic is later elected to replace him.
1981: earthquake in southern Iran kills 1500 people
2005: the worlds richest countries agree to write off more than $40 billion debt owed by the poorest countries. It was par of a British led effort to help Africa out of poverty.
2009: the world health organisation declares swineflu a pandemic
2010: The news that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico may e twice as big as previously thought could have major repercussions for both the environment and BP’s financial health.