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1972
09 Jan Miners strike against government

13 Jan Ghana PM ousted in bloodless coup

18 Jan Rhodesia's former leader arrested

20 Jan UK unemployment tops one million

30 Jan Army kills 13 in civil rights protest

02 Feb British embassy in Dublin destroyed

16 Feb Miners' strike turns off the lights

22 Feb IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks

25 Feb Miners call off crippling coal strike

21 Feb Nixon makes historic visit to China

23 Feb Hijackers surrender and free Lufthansa crew

08 Mar TWA jet explodes at Las Vegas airport

31 Mar CND begins march to Aldermaston

10 Apr Earthquake kills thousands in Iran

19 Apr 'Bloody Sunday' report excuses Army

20 Apr Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis

09 May Israeli commandos storm hijacked jet

18 May Duke too ill for tea with the Queen

22 May President Nixon arrives in Moscow

26 May Thomas Cook packaged and sold

29 May Japanese kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport

30 May Official IRA declares ceasefire

03 Jun Protestant march ends in battle

05 Jun Duke of Windsor laid to rest

14 Jun Pilots threaten worldwide strike

18 Jun UK's worst air crash kills 118

23 Jun Chancellor orders pound flotation

10 Jul Whitelaw's secret meeting with IRA

28 Jul National dock strike begins

04 Aug Governor Wallace's attacker jailed

07 Aug Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda

28 Aug Prince William killed in plane crash

06 Sep Olympic hostages killed in gun battle

18 Sep Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK

19 Sep Parcel bomb attack on Israeli embassy

06 Nov Pay and price freeze aims to curb inflation

07 Nov Nixon takes second term by landslide

26 Nov Police foil IRA hospital rescue attempt

13 Dec New offer for Thalidomide victims

14 Dec Last Moon mission returns

19 Dec Amin ultimatum to Uganda Britons

22 Dec Survivors found 10 weeks after plane crash

23 Dec Earthquake wreaks devastation in Nicaragua
 
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