Newbury Bypass ( 1996 ) Protesters against the A34 Newbury Bypass in Southern England now include six environmental organizations Friends of the Earth, the Council for British Archaeology, Greenpeace UK, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Wildlife Trusts and the World Wide Fund for Nature all voiced disapproval of the new road scheme. Activists fighting the building of the bypass have built tunnels and tree houses and are using themselves as human shields to prevent security men and diggers from moving in.
Lisa Marie Presley
18th January ( 1996 ) : Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the Late Rock Singer Elvis Presley Filed for divorce from Michael Jackson, who was her husband since May 26, 1994. Quite a bit of speculation surrounded the joining of Lisa-Marie and Michael in Matrimony. One rumor floating around was that Michael Jackson married at this time to either cash in on some of Lisa’s Presley’s father’s inheritance money, or in order to boost declining record sales. Another suspicion was that perhaps Lisa-Marie wanted to use Michael to launch her own career.
Yet another theory of the reason for Michael Jackson and Lisa-Marie Presley’s union was to cover up child molestation allegations made against him. The reason that was given in court by Lisa-Marie was simply that of “irreconcilable differences”.
Scott of the Antarctic 18th January ( 1912 ) The British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month. His efforts were later made into the movie Scott of the Antarctic