Wednesday, October 13, 2010

When the Chilean Miners Arrived for Work

To give us a sense of perspective on how long the thirty three Chilean miners - who are being brought to the surface today - have been imprisoned 700 metres underground, consider what was happening in the world on August 5th - the last day that they arrived for work at the San Jose Mine:

  • BP had finished pumping cement into its damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi survived a no confidence vote in Parliament
  • The UN sent its special envoy to Pakistan to asses the damage caused by the country's worst flooding in living memory
  • 600 wildfires were continuing to burn in Russia following a record summer heatwave
  • Liverpool beat Macedonian side Rabotnicki in the qualifying campaign for the Europe League
  • The US Senate confirms Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court - the third woman to serve on America's highest court
  • England's cricket team were about to start their second test against Pakistan at Edgbaston

Live updates of the Chilean mine rescue can be followed on the BBC news site here.

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