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On this day: Terrorists kill 26 people in Tel Aviv

On this day in 1972 three Japanese terrorists killed 26 people in a suicide attack on Lod airport, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Picture: Getty

On this day in 1972 three Japanese terrorists killed 26 people in a suicide attack on Lod airport, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Picture: Getty

Events, birthdays and anniversaries for 30 May

1536: King Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, the third of his six wives, in the Queen’s Chapel, Whitehall 11 days after the execution of Anne Boleyn.

1656: The Grenadier Guards formed.

1808: Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Tuscany.

1842: John Francis fired a pistol at Queen Victoria as she was driving down Constitution Hill, London, with Prince Albert. Francis was seized by a policeman and convicted of high treason. A death sentence was commuted to transportation for life.

1904: Japanese forces occupied Dalmy (Darien) in Russia.

1911: The Indianapolis 500 car race of 200 laps was inaugurated in the US. It was won by Ray Harroun at an average 74.59mph.

1946: The Minister of Food for the post-war Labour government, John Strachey, told the Commons that bread would be rationed, with the greatest allowance going to manual workers in heavy industry.

1957: Britain relaxed its restrictions on trade with China.

1963: Official death toll in windstorm which struck East Pakistan was put at 10,000.

1967: Biafra, formerly the province of Eastern Nigeria, changed name and declared itself an independent republic.

1969: British Transarctic Expedition completed first surface crossing of the continent, covering 3,600 miles in 464 days.

1971: Mariner 9 was launched from Cape Kennedy for a Mars mission.

1972: Three Japanese terrorists killed 26 people in suicide attack on Tel Aviv’s Lod Airport.

1984: The 45-month Gulf war heated up as Iraq reported new attacks on naval targets near Iran’s Kharg Island oil port.

1987: Mob of militant “low-caste” villagers massacred at least 42 members of upper-caste landlord families in India’s impoverished eastern state of Bihar.

1990: France banned beef exports from Britain in “mad cow disease” scare.

1998: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000 people.

2003: At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy were killed by government-sponsored mobs in Burma.

2010: Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws resigned after it was revealed he broke Commons rules by claiming £40,000 in rent on a flat owned by his male partner.

BIRTHDAYS

Sally Dynevor, actress (Coronation Street), 50; Helen Sharman OBE, astronaut, 51; Tim Burgess, rock singer (The Charlatans), 47; Stephen Duffy, pop singer (ex-Duran Duran), 54; Peter Ellis, actor, 79; Jennifer Ellison, actress, model and singer, 31; Harry Enfield, writer, actor and comedian, 53; Richard Hannon, racehorse trainer, 69; Wynonna Judd, country singer and actress, 50; Tim Waterstone, Scottish bookseller, 75.

ANNIVERSARIES

Births: 1672 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia; 1846 Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith and jeweller; 1896 Howard Hawks, film director; 1909 Benny Goodman, clarinettist and band leader.

Deaths: 1431 Joan of Arc, French patriot and martyr (burned at the stake); 1593 Christopher Marlowe, playwright; 1640 Peter Paul Rubens, painter; 1744 Alexander Pope, poet; 1778 Voltaire, philosopher; 1847 Thomas Chalmers, first Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland.

 

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