St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Friday, April 07, 2006

Previously on April 7

1978: Carter delays N-bomb production
The controversial neutron bomb developed by the Americans has been put on the back burner.

The bomb - properly called an Enhanced Radiation Weapon or ERW - is a specialised thermonuclear weapon which produces a minimal blast but releases large amounts of lethal radiation.

It is designed to kill people while minimising damage to property unlike a conventional nuclear missile.
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1968: Jim Clark killed in car smash
Motor racing world champion Jim Clark has been killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.

Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air and collided with a tree on a remote part of the German track.

The twice Formula One champion, who sustained a broken neck and a fractured skull, was dead before he reached hospital.
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