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Herald of Free Enterprise 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes

Forty-nine people are confirmed dead and dozens are missing as a car ferry capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

Unita troops 1993: Angolans die in battle for Huambo
Hundreds of people are reported to have died in clashes between the rebel Unita movement and Angolan government forces in the central town of Huambo.

Pithead at Barnsley 1974: Miners' strike comes to an end
UK coal workers bring an end to a 16 week dispute following a pay increase of over 30%.

George Formby 1961: 'Ukulele king' Formby dies
One of Britain's most popular entertainers, George Formby, has died after suffering a heart attack.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah 1957: Ghana celebrates independence
The people of Ghana celebrate the end of colonial rule and the dawn of their independence.

1970: Rabies ban on British pet imports
The British Government announces an indefinite ban on the importation of domestic pets.
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