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1983
06 Jan Danes raid British fishing grounds

14 Jan Man shot by police hunting David Martin

17 Jan BBC wakes up to morning TV

31 Jan British drivers ordered to belt up

06 Feb 'Butcher of Lyon' returns to face trial

08 Feb Sharon quits after massacre inquiry

09 Feb Police hunt Shergar's kidnappers

10 Feb British police on trail of mass murderer

20 Feb Hundreds die in Assam poll violence

23 Mar Reagan launches Cold War into space

13 Mar Nkomo flees Zimbabwe 'death threats'

28 Mar Macgregor named as coal boss

01 Apr Human chain links nuclear sites

25 Apr 'Hitler diaries' published

20 May Car bomb in South Africa kills 16

09 Jun Thatcher wins landslide victory

23 Jun Pope meets banned union leader Walesa

24 Jun US astronaut Sally Ride returns

19 Jul Flesh-eating dinosaur resurrected

26 Jul Mother loses contraception test case

21 Aug Filipino opposition leader shot dead

01 Sep Korean airliner 'shot down'

25 Sep Dozens escape in Maze break-out

02 Oct 'Dream ticket' wins Labour leadership

14 Oct Parkinson quits over lovechild scandal

20 Oct Grenada's prime minister 'assassinated'

22 Oct CND march attracts biggest ever crowd

23 Oct Beirut blasts kill US and French troops

24 Oct Nilsen 'strangled and mutilated' victims

25 Oct US troops invade Grenada

16 Nov England fans rampage in Luxembourg

26 Nov 25m gold heist at Heathrow

04 Dec IRA gunmen shot dead in SAS ambush

06 Dec Transplant makes British medical history

07 Dec Tomcat halts steeplejack

08 Dec Television cameras allowed into Lords
 
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