On This Day

1947 The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves to the west of the Jordan River. 1991 Prime Minister John Major and Cabinet ministers escaped an IRA motar attack on 10 Downing St. 1997 Virgin Trains took over running the West Coast line. 2001 Ariel Sha

1947 The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves to the west of the Jordan River. 1991 Prime Minister John Major and Cabinet ministers escaped an IRA motar attack on 10 Downing St. 1997 Virgin Trains took over running the West Coast line. 2001 Ariel Sharon was elected Prime Minister of Israel.