2012 Britain announced defense cuts. Around 400 of Nepalese Gurkha fighters will lose their jobs as part of the cuts, which will see more than 4,000 posts slashed from the armed forces in total.
1902 The Times Literary Supplement first published
1991 The Gulf War begins, as the Royal Air Force joins Allied aircraft in bombing raids on Iraq
1912 Captain Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole, only to find that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten him by one month.
2014 Cambridge City Council said that apostrophes on new street signs would be abolished, a decision that was condemned by language traditionalists. The naming policy also banned street names which would be "difficult to pronounce or awkward to spell" and any that "could give offence" or would "encourage defacing of nameplates". After an intervention by cabinet minister Eric Pickles, local people in Cambridge started to edit street signs, adding apostrophes if they were necessary.