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December 21, 1988 – Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland


On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude … Continue reading

July 12 1389 Geoffrey Chaucer named chief clerk by Richard II


On July 12th 1389, King Richard II appointed Geoffrey Chaucer to the position of chief clerk of the king’s works in Westminster. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London sometime around 1343, the middle-class son of a wine merchant. He served as a page in an aristocratic household during his teens and was associated with the … Continue reading

May 31 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Iran cancels $2 billion dam deal with China Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ May 31, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Iran has cancelled a $2 billion contract for a Chinese firm to help build a hydroelectric dam in the country, Chinese state media said on Thursday, a move that risks upsetting Beijing, one of Tehran’s … Continue reading

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