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The scene of the crash at Harrow and Wealdstone station - 1952 1952: Many die as three trains crash at Harrow

At least 85 people are killed in the UK's worst peacetime rail crash after three trains collide at Harrow and Wealdstone.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (copyright: AP) 2003: The Terminator takes on California
Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before the end of his term of office.

Quake damage at Balakot - 90 kms (56 miles) from Islamabad, Pakistan 2005: Powerful quake hits South Asia
Many hundreds of people die in Pakistan, north India and Afghanistan following a massive quake.

Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized off Zeebrugge 1987: Zeebrugge disaster was no accident
The coroner's inquest jury into the capsizing of the Herald of Free Enterprise returns verdicts of unlawful killing.

LBC news reader 1973: Commercial radio joins UK airwaves
Britain's first independent radio station begins broadcasting on VHF and medium wave.

1990: Britain's first full day in ERM
Hectic trading in the City marks Britain's first day as a full member of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) of the European Monetary System.
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