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Miners waiting outside pit 1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'

At least 177 people die during a lethal fire in a South African gold mine.

Young earthquake survivor is fed with a spoon 1978: Thousands dead in Iran earthquake
An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hits south-east Iran demolishing a major city and dozens of surrounding villages.

Marc Bolan in 1970 1977: T-Rex singer killed in car smash
Pop star Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash in south-west London.

Chancellor Norman Lamont 1992: UK crashes out of ERM
The government suspends Britain's membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

Advert on the side of a post office van 1968: Post Office backs first class service
The new two-tier postal service proves confusing for customers, but the Post Office says it will raise extra cash.

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Top Story 1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
Top Story 1944: Airborne invasion of Holland begins
Top Story 1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash
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