Yesterday was a ...
Wednesday 05 March 1997
Poor Day for Ray Charles, as "Hit the Road, Jack" failed to make the top 10 songs voted by motorists as best for driving to. The poll, run by the Autoglass company, was headed by John Denver's "Country Road", followed by "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and Frank Sinatra's rendition of "New York, New York".
Disastrous Day for romance, as a 40-year-old Dutchman fell to his death from the roof of a building. He had been intending to serenade a woman who lived on the third floor.
Fatal Day for Larry Blanchfield, who was crushed to death as he tried to escape from the Delaware Correctional Center in a garbage truck. An officer commented that garbage is always compacted before it is driven through the prison gates.
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Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Singer says the track was 'force-fed down people's throats'
Endangered species spotted in a creek in the Qinling mountains
Company says data is only collected under 'temporary' identities that are discarded every 15 minutes
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Some experiencing postnatal depression don't realise there is a problem. What can be done?
- 3 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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