Tag Archives: May 12
China: Sichuan Earthquake Kills 69 000 People
On this day in 2008, a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Sichuan province of China killing some 69 000 people.
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George VI Crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth
Though reigning as king since the 11th December 1936, King George VI was not officially crowned until this day in 1937. His reign lasted until his death on the 6 February 1952, when he was succeeded by the current queen, Elizabeth II.