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1971
02 Jan Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster

12 Jan British minister's home bombed

23 Jan Britain allowed to sell arms to S Africa

25 Jan Idi Amin ousts Uganda president

06 Feb Man plays golf on the Moon

07 Feb Swiss women get the vote

15 Feb D-Day delivers new UK currency

24 Feb UK restricts Commonwealth migrants

01 Mar Workers down tools over union rights

08 Mar Post strike ends with pay deal

29 Mar Manson sent to gas chamber

29 Mar Calley guilty of My Lai massacre

22 Apr Haitian dictator dies

27 Apr Protest disrupts Welsh language trial

11 May Britain's oldest tabloid closes

12 May Row rocks Rolling Stone wedding

15 Jun Councils defy Thatcher milk ban

30 Jun Space mission ends in tragedy

03 Jul Doors' singer Jim Morrison found dead

08 Jul British troops shoot Londonderry rioters

13 Jul Death for Moroccan rebel leaders

14 Jul Suicide note reveals murder confession

15 Jul Seals shot by government decree

01 Aug Apollo 15 finds rock from birth of Moon

06 Aug Sailor's record 'wrong way' voyage

09 Aug NI activates internment law

15 Aug 'V-sign' costs rider victory

09 Sep British diplomat freed after eight months

30 Sep 'I arrested a KGB superspy'

13 Oct Army blasts N Ireland border roads

23 Oct Two women shot at Belfast checkpoint

31 Oct Bomb explodes in Post Office tower

13 Nov American probe orbits Mars

22 Nov Six dead in Scottish mountain tragedy

28 Nov Farmer cracks 'major smuggling ring'

03 Dec Pakistan intensifies air raids on India

04 Dec Bomb demolishes crowded Belfast pub

30 Dec Iranians deported from Iraq
 
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