29th June

Year What
1888 Professor Frederick Treves performs the first appendectomy
1905 Russian troops intervene as riots erupt in ports all over the country, leaving many ships looted.
1917 The Ukraine proclaims independence from Russia.
1925 An earthquake ravages Santa Barbara, California.
1932 Siam’s army seizes Bangkok and announces an end to the absolute monarchy
1955 The Soviet Union sends tanks to Poznan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.
1960 BBC unveils TV ‘factory’. The BBC’s new Television Centre will be the “Hollywood” of the small screen, the corporation’s director of TV announces.
1967 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1982 Israel invades Lebanon.
1995 US Shuttle docks with Russian Space station

American and Russian spacecrafts successfully dock in orbit for the first time in 20 years.

2001 Diana fountain given go-ahead. The government announces a memorial in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be built in London’s Hyde Park