BBC Home
Explore the BBC
19 July  
Search ON THIS DAY by date
Go back one day Go forward one day  
Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
About This Site | Text Only
Children cycling by peace sign in Belfast 1997: IRA declares ceasefire

The IRA makes a surprise announcement of a ceasefire in Northern Ireland - the second in three years.

Radovan Karadzic (copyright; AP) 1996: 'War criminal' Karadzic resigns
Bosnian Serb President and wanted war criminal Radovan Karadzic is forced out of office.

Dinosaur 1983: Flesh-eating dinosaur resurrected
A gigantic new dinosaur skeleton is unveiled to the media at the Natural History Museum in London.

Fish trawler 1976: Fight for fishing rights in Europe
British fishermen are urging the Foreign Secretary, Anthony Crosland, to secure a 50-mile fishing zone around the UK.

Syngman Rhee 1965: S Korea's first president dies in exile
The former leader of the Republic of South Korea, Syngman Rhee, has died in exile in the US state of Hawaii at the age of 90.

 Around this Day
Top Story 1945: Allied leaders gather at Potsdam
Top Story 1976: African countries boycott Olympics
Top Story 2000: Sarah Payne's body found
Top Story 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus
Top Story 1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon
Top Story 1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power
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