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1981
16 Jan Gunmen shoot civil rights campaigner

18 Jan Nine die in New Cross house fire

21 Jan Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days

22 Jan Murdoch bids to take over Times

25 Jan Dissident Labour MPs plan new party

18 Feb Thatcher gives in to miners

23 Feb Rebel army seizes control in Spain

24 Feb Prince Charles and Lady Di to marry

09 Mar M5 rapist jailed for life

15 Mar Pakistani jet hostages released

23 Mar New measures to contain farm disease

24 Mar Biggs rescued after kidnapping

26 Mar 'Gang of four' launches new party

29 Mar Triumph at first London Marathon

30 Mar President Reagan is shot

10 Apr Hunger striker elected MP

11 Apr Brixton ablaze after riot

05 May Bobby Sands dies in prison

12 May Second IRA protester dies in jail

13 May Thousands see Pope shot in Rome

26 May Italy in crisis as cabinet resigns

30 May Bangladeshi president assassinated

07 Jun Israel bombs Baghdad nuclear reactor

13 Jun Queen shot at by youth

22 Jun Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

05 Jul Police attacked in Liverpool riots

18 Jul Violence erupts at Irish hunger strike protest

29 Jul Charles and Diana marry

09 Aug Second killer escapes from Broadmoor

03 Oct IRA Maze hunger strikes at an end

06 Oct Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

24 Oct CND rally attracts thousands

30 Oct Euthanasia chief jailed over suicides

25 Nov Brixton riots report blames racial tension

10 Dec Mystery disease kills homosexuals

13 Dec Military crackdown on Polish people

20 Dec Lifeboat crew missing after mission
 
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