This Day In History
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
On This Day

1995

Events

October 16, 1995

Skye Bridge
Skye Bridge
The Skye Bridge is opened. The Skye Bridge is a road bridge over Loch Alsh, connecting mainland Highland with the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The shortest crossing between the mainland and the island (around 500 metres (1,640 ft)), the sound between the villages of Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland and Kyleakin on the island's east coast has traditionally been the most common route. A ferry operated services from around the year 1600, run by a number of private operators and latterly by Caledonian MacBrayne.
bridge, Scotland

November 30, 1995

Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
Operation Desert Storm, Iraq





Births

Deaths

February 2, 1995
Donald Pleasence

Sir Donald Henry Pleasence was a British actor who gained more than 200 screen credits during a career which spanned over four decades. Known for his piercing blue eyes and bald head, Pleasence is arguably best remembered for his work in the Halloween and James Bond franchises.
May 24, 1995
Harold Wilson

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx was a British Labour politician and Leader of the Labour Party. He was twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 1960s and 1970s, winning four general elections, including a minority government after the February 1974 General Election resulted in a hung parliament. He is the most recent British Prime Minister to have served non-consecutive terms.
August 1, 1995
Colin Gray

Group Captain Colin Falkland Gray was the top New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War. Gray was credited with 27 aerial kills, two shared destroyed, six probable kills, with a further four shared probables.
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