ON THIS DAY
AD54: Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina.
1884: Greenwich was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude, from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.
1924: Ramsay MacDonald made the first election broadcast on the BBC on behalf of the Labour Party.
1944: Athens was liberated by the Allies.
1984: John Lowe achieved the first televised 501 score in nine darts in a major event in the quarter finals of the World Match Play championship in Slough.
2010: One by one, the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a half-mile-deep dungeon beneath the Chilean desert climbed into a rescue capsule and made a smooth ascent to the surface.