This day in history

  • 1862 First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard
  • 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive compound radium chloride
  • 1920 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
  • 1968 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial “Rivers of Blood” speech
  • 1974 ‘The Troubles’, the Northern Ireland conflict between republican and loyalist paramilitaries, British security forces, and civil rights groups, claims its 1000th victim
  • 1980 Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria sees hundreds of Berber political activists arrested
  • 1999 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • 2010 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, causing a massive oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and an environmental diaster

Source: Onthisday.com

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