28 February It Happened Today


1824  Birth of the French tightrope walker Charles Blondin.

1900  The siege of the British garrison at Ladysmith in Natal ends.

1915  Birth of American comedy actor Zero Mostel.

1975  A London Underground train accelerates into a dead end tunnel at Moorgate station killing thirty five people.

1986  Swedish prime minister Olof Palme is assassinated in a Stockholm street.


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