ON THIS DAY

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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