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Handguns 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK

The British Government announces plans to outlaw almost all handguns following Dunblane massacre in March.


BBC weatherman Michael Fish assures the British public there's nothing to worry about 1987: Hurricane winds batter southern England
Southern Britain begins a massive clear-up operation after the worst night of storms in living memory.

Burnt-out prison hut, Maze Prison 1974: Maze prison goes up in flames
Three prison staff are in hospital and dozens of prisoners injured after rioting and fires at the Long Kesh Maze prison.

Joan Baez sings We Shall Overcome during the Vietnam War 1967: Joan Baez arrested in Vietnam protest
Folk singer Joan Baez is arrested in a peace demonstration as rallies take place across America to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam.

Pope John Paul II 1978: Polish bishop is new Pope
Cardinals at the Vatican choose the first non-Italian Pope for more than 400 years.

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