The Scotsman



0 On this day in 1878 the Princess Alice paddle steamer was sliced in half on the Thames in a collision

1966: Captain John Ridgway and Sergeant Chay Blyth became the first Britons to row across the Atlantic. The journey, in English Rose III, took 91 days.

1975: A chartereed Boeing 707 crashed in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, killing 188 people.

1976: Viking 2 set down on Mars after a journey lasting six days short of one year.

1989: Thousands of blacks marched and waded at “whites only” beach in defiance campaign in South Africa.

1991: Benetton fashion poster showing newborn baby smeared with blood was banned by Advertisin­g Standards Authority after 800 complaints.

1995: Ebay was founded.

2015: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland would take 1,000 refugees fleeing war and persecutio­n.

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