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Torrey Canyon 1967: Supertanker Torrey Canyon hits rocks

The supertanker Torrey Canyon has run aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles, leaking oil into the sea.


Golborne colliery 1979: Three die in Golborne mine blast
Three die and eight are seriously injured in an explosion at a colliery in Lancashire.

Golan Heights 1974: Violent border clashes at Golan Heights
Two Israeli soldiers are killed and three others injured along the Golan Heights.

South Africa votes overwhelmingly against Apartheid 1992: South Africa votes for change
White South Africans back an overwhelming mandate for political reforms to end apartheid.

Protester waving banner with "non" 1950: Government falls as Belgians vote for king
The Belgian government collapses over a referendum on the return from exile of King Leopold III.

1982: Judge halts 'obscenity' trial
Charges of gross indecency brought by Mary Whitehouse against a National Theatre director end today after intervention by the Attorney-General.
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