1986 - In the Ukraine, near the border of Belarus, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes, creating the world's worst nuclear disaster. 31 are killed directly by the incident and many thousands more are exposed to significant amounts of radioactive material.
Today . . .
- Ukraine remembers Chernobyl blast
- Hell on earth
- Photos: 20 years later
- Thousands join Chernobyl demo in Belarus, authorities detain activists
- Belarus opposition leader is jailed
"For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while." - Luther Burbank, American horticulturist (1849-1926)