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Anne Maguire 1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

A 40-year-old Irish born mother-of-four and six others are jailed for possessing explosives. Their convictions are later quashed.

Coaches lie on an embankment 1989: Six die in Purley rail crash
Six people die and 80 are injured, some of them seriously, in a train crash at Purley in Surrey.

Ronnie and Reggie Kray 1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder
The Kray twins, Ronald and Reginald, face life sentences after being found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court.

Robert Mugabe 1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become the country's first black prime minister.

Charlie Chaplin 1975: Comic genius Chaplin is knighted
Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Top Story 1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345
Top Story 1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji
Top Story 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes
Top Story 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers
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