ON THIS DAY    10 April      Graphics version >>   BBC News >>
Search ON THIS DAY by date   
  Go back one day Go forward one day

Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached
The Northern Ireland peace talks have ended with an historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.

1972: Earthquake kills thousands in Iran
At least 4,000 people die in a massive earthquake in southern Iran which flattens entire towns and villages.

1968: Dozens die in NZ ferry disaster
Fifty-one people die when a ferry capsizes in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, during one of the worst storms ever to hit the country.

1981: Hunger striker elected MP
Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has been elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

2000: Damages for sacked HIV manager
A shop manager who was sacked for being HIV positive is to receive thousands of pounds in compensation.


Around this Day

7 April
Top Story: 1978: Carter delays N-bomb production

8 April
Top Story: 1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta

9 April
Top Story: 2003: Saddam statue topples with regime

11 April
Top Story: 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

12 April
Top Story: 1961: Soviets win space race

13 April
Top Story: 1975: Beirut street battle leaves 17 dead


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

Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
^^ Back to top |