BBC Home
Explore the BBC
9 January  
Search ON THIS DAY by date
Go back one day Go forward one day  
Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
About This Site | Text Only
Michael Heseltine leaving Number 10 1986: Heseltine quits over Westland

Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns his Cabinet job after a row with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.


Mahmoud Abbas (copyright: AP) 2005: Abbas triumphs in Palestinian elections
Early indications in the Palestinian presidential elections show former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas set to win.

Sir Anthony Eden 1957: Sir Anthony Eden resigns
Sir Anthony Eden resigns as prime minister of Britain due to ill health after one year and 279 days in the post.

Coal mine pithead 1972: Miners strike against government
Coal miners walk out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.

Tony Bullimore in waterproof suit, surrounded by rescuers in life raft 1997: Bullimore rescued after five days
The lone yachtsman, Tony Bullimore, feared drowned after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean five days ago, has been found safe and well.

1992: Top policewoman suspended from duty
Britain's most senior policewoman Alison Halford is suspended over allegations of misconduct.
 Around this Day
Top Story 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater
Top Story 1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea
Top Story 1989: Dozens die as plane crashes on motorway
Top Story 1991: Last ditch efforts to avoid Gulf War
Top Story 1962: Thousands killed in Peru landslide
Top Story 1991: US Congress votes for war in Iraq
Witness memories
0 Looking back
A selection of the best of your memories


World War II - 1939 to 1945
0 Britain and France joined the war on 3 September 1939A compilation of key stories as they broke throughout the war

On This Day
0 Graphic image - text with red squaresHeadlines delivered to your desktop - find out about RSS

BBC History>>
0 BBC HistoryArticles, biographies and multimedia on historical events

BBC Radio 4 History>>
0 Radio 4 logoFind out what Radio 4 has to offer history lovers

 
Search ON THIS DAY by date
Go back one day Go forward one day  

^^ back to top
Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
©MMVIII | News Sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy