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Montreal air disaster 1963: Canadian air disaster kills 118

More than 100 people are killed when a Canadian jet crashes into a field minutes after take-off.


Graham Hill 1975: Graham Hill killed in air crash
One of Britain's greatest motor racing drivers is killed in a plane crash in south-east England.

Sir Patrick Mayhew 1993: Secret meetings with IRA revealed
The government comes under attack in the Commons over revelations that it has had secret contacts with the IRA.

Remains of block of flats 1985: 'Gas blast' kills five in Glasgow
A young family of four and their neighbour are killed in an explosion in a block of flats in Glasgow.

Cars during the petrol shortage 1956: Motorists panic as petrol rations loom
Panic-buying breaks out at garages across the country as the government gives details of its petrol rationing plans.

1999: NI power-sharing executive appointed
The Northern Ireland Assembly meets to appointed 10 members, bringing devolution a step closer.
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