Re: History by Locomotive 346

André Kritzinger
 

Um, oops...
Those were the wrong history snippets yesterday. Here are the correct ones for those interested...
 
History by Locomotive no. 346 - 2001
* The Taliban destroys the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
* The South African Department of Health declines the offer of a large donation of HIV test kits.
* The world's longest train, 7.353 km long, is run between Newman and Port Hedland, Western Australia.
* A 60-car train derailment in a tunnel sparks a fire that lasts days and virtually shuts down downtown Baltimore.
* 2,997 die in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
* The United States invades Afghanistan with participation from other nations.
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive no. 346 - 2001
* The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station automatically shuts down when a loose bolt damages a rotor.
* The film ''Tsotsi'' wins the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
* R69,000,000 is stolen in a cash heist from a South African Airways aircraft at Johannesburg International Airport.
* Jacob Zuma is acquitted of rape charges.
* The corruption trial of Jacob Zuma is struck off the roll at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

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