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Sky News ^ | July 7, 2005

Posted on 07/07/2005 1:45:13 AM PDT by RWR8189

There has been an explosion at Aldgate East underground station in London, causing the closure of the entire Tube network.

There are also reports that a second incident took place at Edgware Road station in north west London.

The Aldgate East blast was caused by "some kind of power surge", according to Tube infrastructure company Metronet, which is responsible for maintaining the Metropolitan line.

A spokesman said: "We don't know the extent of the problem yet."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We have just sent some resources out to the scene."

British Transport Police confirmed that there are "walking wounded" and said paramedics have responded to one report of a person classed as "life at risk".

"It's chaos, with people trying to work out what has happened," said a spokesman.

"All we know at the moment is that staff reported a loud bang at 8.49am. No one is sure what caused an explosion, but it is thought it could have been a collision, a power cut, or a power cable problem."

One witness said the packed underground train he was on was 200 metres from Kings Cross when there was a huge flash.

The train stopped and people were using umberellas to smash windows of the trains. Passengers were led out of the train by underground staff.

He added people were milling around Kings Cross covered in soot.

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To: ken5050

I hope you're right and I'm wrong.

1,961 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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July 7, 1996 17th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Dave Stockton
July 7, 1996 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
July 7, 1996 Space Shuttle STS 78, Columbia 20, lands
July 7, 1995 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game vs, BC Lions
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July 7, 1994 "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
July 7, 1994 Actress Diane Lane files for divorce from Christopher Lambert
July 7, 1994 North Yemenite troops occupy Aden
July 7, 1993 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
July 7, 1993 New York Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game, goes to 27
July 7, 1993 Philadelphia Phillies beat San Francisco Giants 7-6 in 20 innings
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July 7, 1991 105th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Michael Stich beats B Becker (64 76 64)
July 7, 1991 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
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July 7, 1990 97th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)
July 7, 1990 New Jersey Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Starikov
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July 7, 1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 7, 1987 Alan and Colin Wells make 303* partnership for Sussex vs. Kent
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July 7, 1986 Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
July 7, 1986 U.S. actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
July 7, 1985 92nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (46 63 62)
July 7, 1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Hall of Fame Golf Championship
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July 7, 1984 91st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)
July 7, 1984 Frankie Valli marries Randy Clohessy
July 7, 1983 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for U.S.S.R.
July 7, 1982 David Moorcroft of U.K. sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
July 7, 1982 Steve Scott of U.S. runs mile in a record 3:47.69
July 7, 1981 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
July 7, 1981 Ben Plucknett of U.S. throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
July 7, 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
July 7, 1980 1st solar-powered aircraft crosses English Channel
July 7, 1980 Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
July 7, 1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
July 7, 1980 Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
July 7, 1980 Jineane Ford, (AZ) replaces S Weatherly (Miss Univ) as 29th Miss USA
July 7, 1979 93rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats R Tanner (67 61 36 63 64)
July 7, 1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk U.S.S.R.
July 7, 1978 85th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (26 64 75)
July 7, 1978 Solomon Islands declares independence from U.K.
July 7, 1977 12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City
July 7, 1976 E. Henry Knoche, becomes deputy director of CIA
July 7, 1976 Vernon A. Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
July 7, 1976 Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
July 7, 1975 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
July 7, 1974 Brewer Don Money sets record of consec errorless games at 3rd, 78
July 7, 1974 Sue Roberts wins LPGA Niagara Frontier Golf Classic
July 7, 1974 West Germany beats Netherlands 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich
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July 7, 1973 80th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats C Evert, 60 75
July 7, 1973 87th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli, 61 98 63
July 7, 1973 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
July 7, 1973 Baltimore Orioles pull their 4th triple play, 5-4-3 vs Oakland
July 7, 1973 Glenda Reiser, Canada, sets record women's mile, 4:34.9
July 7, 1973 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
July 7, 1973 1st all - U.S. women's Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert
July 7, 1972 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley and Joanne E Pierce)
July 7, 1972 79th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)
July 7, 1972 Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage
July 7, 1969 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
July 7, 1969 Der Spiegel reveals Munich's Bishop Defregger is a war criminal
July 7, 1968 23rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
July 7, 1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 7, 1968 Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
July 7, 1967 81st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)
July 7, 1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
July 7, 1967 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1
July 7, 1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
July 7, 1964 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
July 7, 1964 All star MVP: John Callison, Philadelphia Phillies
July 7, 1963 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
July 7, 1962 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
July 7, 1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
July 7, 1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 7, 1961 75th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Chuck McKinley (63 61 64)
July 7, 1961 James R. Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters
July 7, 1960 Neth - U.S. cemetery Margraten official opens
July 7, 1960 U.S.S.R. shoots down a U.S. aircraft over Barents sea
July 7, 1959 26th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
July 7, 1958 C A Milton scores 104* on Test Cricket debut, England vs. NZ Headingley
July 7, 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
July 7, 1958 William Shea outlines plans for a $12M stadium at Flushing Meadows New York
July 7, 1957 Heavy storm ravages Belgian coast
July 7, 1956 63rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Shirley Fry beats Angela Buxton (63 61)
July 7, 1956 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
July 7, 1956 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in middle of Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroying 2,000 buildings
July 7, 1955 1st LPGA Championship won by Beverly Hanson
July 7, 1954 T.A.N.U. party forms in Tanzania
July 7, 1953 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich
July 7, 1952 SS United States cross Atlantic in record 82:40
July 7, 1951 58th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (61 60)
July 7, 1950 1st Farnborough airshow held
July 7, 1950 64th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (61 8-10 62 63)
July 7, 1950 79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon
July 7, 1949 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway New York City for 76 performances
July 7, 1949 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967
July 7, 1948 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular U.S. Navy
July 7, 1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige at 42
July 7, 1946 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
July 7, 1944 Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France
July 7, 1944 Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan
July 7, 1943 Japanese premier Hideki Tojo visits Java
July 7, 1943 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
July 7, 1943 Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk
July 7, 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-517
July 7, 1942 Germany troop march into Woronezj
July 7, 1942 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0
July 7, 1941 Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania
July 7, 1941 U.S. forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
July 7, 1939 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
July 7, 1937 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash
July 7, 1937 Japanese and Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), becomes WW II
July 7, 1936 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
July 7, 1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship
July 7, 1932 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
July 7, 1930 Construction begins on Boulder Dam
July 7, 1929 Romania and Vatican sign concord
July 7, 1928 41st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 63)
July 7, 1928 Edward Hamm of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
July 7, 1924 Robert LeGendre of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 5 "
July 7, 1923 43rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61)
July 7, 1923 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
July 7, 1923 University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
July 7, 1919 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
July 7, 1914 Baltimore Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore and Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty
July 7, 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule Law
July 7, 1911 28th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: D Chambers beats D Boothby (60 60)
July 7, 1911 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
July 7, 1908 Great White Fleet leaves San Francisco Bay
July 7, 1905 127 degrees F (53 degrees C), Parker Ariz (state record)
July 7, 1900 Boston hurler Kid Nichols notches his 300th career victory
July 7, 1898 U.S. annexes Hawaii
July 7, 1891 Travelers checks patents
July 7, 1878 Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
July 7, 1875 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri
July 7, 1874 27th Postmaster General: James W. Marshall of New Jersey takes office
July 7, 1868 Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey vs. Sussex
July 7, 1864 S Middleton, MD -Early's Washington Raid-
July 7, 1863 1st military draft by U.S., exemptions cost $100
July 7, 1863 Orders barring Jews from serving under U.S. Grant are revoked
July 7, 1862 Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
July 7, 1861 Battle of Laurel Hill, Virginia
July 7, 1850 Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, W-Australia
July 7, 1846 U.S. annexs California
July 7, 1838 Central American federation is dissolved
July 7, 1829 Royal Military Chapel forms
July 7, 1814 Walter Scott's "Waverley" published
July 7, 1807 France, Russia and Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
July 7, 1802 1st comic book "The Wasp," is published
July 7, 1801 Toussaint L'Ouverture declares Haitian independence
July 7, 1768 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
July 7, 1754 Kings College in New York City opens (renamed Columbia College)
July 7, 1753 English parliament grants Jewish English citizenship
July 7, 1713 1st performance of Georg F Handel's "To Deum" and "Jubilate"
July 7, 1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
July 7, 1647 People's uprising against high prices and Spanish rule in Naples
July 7, 1607 "God Save the King" is 1st sung
July 7, 1585 King Henri III and Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots loose all freedoms
July 7, 1550 Chocolate introduced
July 7, 1543 French troops invade Luxembourg
July 7, 1498 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
July 7, 1495 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
July 7, 1456 Though she had already been executed, Joan of Arc is acquitted
July 7, 1438 French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges
July 7, 1124 Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders

1,962 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:09 AM PDT by theophilusscribe
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To: E Rocc

Better safe than sorry. Their religion, the "religion of peace," has a hell of a book with some "interesting" ideas. Any true muslim *IS* a terrorist and should be treated as such.

1,963 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:26 AM PDT by xmm0 (This post has been brought to you by the letters "U," "S," and "A" and Amendment number 1.)
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To: A Jovial Cad

If there a host nation behind the London multi-terrorist attacks on the metro system, strong action must be delivered directly to the enemy - no matter the location.

1,964 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:32 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: tobyhill

I love that name. It's so ridiculous!

1,965 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:50 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Remind Liberal Cowards Why America Freed Iraq:
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To: Amore
Well...different meanings. "Courage" and "foundation" are not the same, obviously; so, to put a fine point on it, I was correct in my use of "bottle" and when you "corrected" me by suggesting that I meant "bottom," you were incorrect.


1,966 posted on 07/07/2005 5:42:54 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: wtc911

Mayor Livingstone can kiss my ass.

1,967 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:07 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: spectre
Livingstone is amazing. Most powerful statement.

Give him time. He'll revert.

1,968 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: spectre

I think the Mayor's speech has given strength to all. It was a turning point.

1,969 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:09 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: MadIvan

Is the Mayor of London as tough as his remarks just now?

Those were powerful words, shades of WWII and the British resolve.

1,970 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:16 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Right_in_Virginia

We could, yes..but terrorists look for the easiest targets..the US is much harder to hit..

1,971 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:17 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: neodad

Congrats, you are the first to equate the attacks on London to our borders. One trick pony

1,972 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:19 AM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: ncpatriot; ken5050
Good point, Ken5050. Are you listening to the Mayor of London? I like that guy.

Livingston's a putz. If he's saying anything positive right now it's because he's pandering.

1,973 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:26 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: sarasota
We are all Londoners today!! The first "successful" attack in 3 years.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

1,974 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:31 AM PDT by bray (Did you buy a Soldier Lunch Today??)
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To: MadIvan

ping--- posted about an hour fifteen ahead of yours. It's been going on that long already and we're just hearing it? Of course, we are just waking up over here.

1,975 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:41 AM PDT by Terriergal (What is the meaning of life?? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever.)
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To: neodad

Yup. However, that's a subject for OTHER threads, not this one. Carry on!

1,976 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:47 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Remind Liberal Cowards Why America Freed Iraq:
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To: steveegg

That means they are getting in step with terrorism.

1,977 posted on 07/07/2005 5:43:55 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Lizarde

I had the exact same reaction.

1,978 posted on 07/07/2005 5:44:02 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: neodad

yeah , they're workin' hard to secure the southern border of Mexico , but not ours , they're already here , just waitin'

1,979 posted on 07/07/2005 5:44:04 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: theophilusscribe

IMO that post was a waste of bandwidth on this thread.

1,980 posted on 07/07/2005 5:44:04 AM PDT by Khurkris
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