On this day ...
A look back to what we've been blogging about on this day in previous years, and to some selected world events too.
2014: Lacock Halt - former TransWilts Station - [read]
For the day ... 23rd March
2012: Stepping through a list (or an array) in reverse order - [read]
2010: The World Company Register - is it another scam? - [read]
2009: A B C D of GA and TN - [read]
2008: All Change, Portsmouth Harbour - [read]
2007: PHP adding arrays / summing arrays - [read]
2006: Can some food be TOO different? - [read]
2005: STDIN, STDOUT, STDERR and DATA - Perl file handles - [read]
2001: Russia's orbiting Mir space station plunged into the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.
1999: NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana gave formal approval for air strikes against Serbian targets.
1998: Germany's largest bank pledged $3.1 million to Jewish foundations as restitution for Nazi looting.
1996: Taiwan held its first democratic presidential elections.
1994: Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexico's leading presidential candidate, was assassinated in Tijuana. Mario Aburto Martinez was arrested at the scene and confessed to the killing.
1993: U.N. experts announced that record ozone lows had been registered over a large area of the Western Hemisphere.
1991: Tories launch 'citizen charter'. Failing public service providers will be forced to offer customers cash refunds or face government budget cuts, the Prime Minister announces.
1990: Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the 1989 oil spill.
1989: A 1,000-foot diameter asteroid missed Earth by about 430,000 miles.
1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base. More than 30 people are injured in a car bomb explosion at the UK Army headquarters in Rheindahlen, West Germany.
1983: Reagan launches Cold War into space. President Reagan has unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space.
1981: New measures to contain farm disease. The government bans all animal transport to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
1980: The deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza Pahlavi, left Panama for Egypt.
1977: Government wins no confidence vote. The Labour government survives a vote of "no confidence" in the House of Commons thanks to support from the Liberals.
1973: The last airing of "Concentration" took place. The show had been on NBC for 15 years.
1972: The U.S. called a halt to the peace talks on Vietnam being held in Paris.
1967: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. called the Vietnam War the biggest obstacle to the civil rights movement.
1965: America's first two-person space flight took off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard. The craft was the Gemini 3.
1957: The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1956: Pakistan became the first Islamic republic. It was still within the British Commonwealth.
1951: U.S. paratroopers descended from flying boxcars in a surprise attack in Korea.
1950: "Beat the Clock" premiered on CBS-TV.
These stories are the aggregation of a number of source feeds
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