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Remains of crash victims are carried away on a stretcher 1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345

A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.


NUM leader Arthur Scargill 1985: Miners call off year-long strike
Miners' leaders vote to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

The new multi-million pound Barbican Arts Centre 1982: Queen opens Barbican Centre
The Queen opens the new 153m Barbican Arts Centre in the City of London.

Hunt members 1995: MPs move to outlaw hunting
A bill which would ban hunting with hounds in England and Wales has become the first such proposal to get a second reading in parliament.

Children watching black and white TV 1966: BBC tunes in to colour
The BBC announces plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year.

2005: Fossett sets solo flight record
US millionaire Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling.
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