Following a ban on exporting beef products from the UK, the government announced that the ban on beef on the bone would be lifted.
In 1996 the European Union placed a ban on exports of British beef. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more widely known as Mad Cow Disease, was detected in British beef. BSE had been linked with the human brain disease vCJD, so exports were banned.
The Crystal Palace in London caught fire and was destroyed.
The building was initially constructed in 1851 using cast iron and plate glass. A small fire started following an explosion in the women's cloakroom, and around 89 fire engines and over 400 firemen came to help put out the ever-growing blaze. Sadly the firefighters were unable to succeed, and within hours, the palace was destroyed.
German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann found The Mask of Agamemnon at the Greek site of Mycenae.
The Mask of Agamemnon is a gold funeral mask dating back to around 1600 BC. Schliemann found the mask alongside three others, but this was the most significant, and it is on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
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