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1986
04 Jan Thin Lizzy star dies

09 Jan Heseltine quits over Westland

28 Jan Seven dead in space shuttle disaster

24 Jan Leon Brittan quits over Westland

03 Feb Pope and Mother Teresa feed the sick

15 Feb Printers and police clash in Wapping

20 Feb Soviets launch space station Mir

22 Feb Filipino coup leaders tell Marcos to go

28 Feb Swedish prime minister assassinated

31 Mar Greater London Council abolished

02 Apr Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece

05 Apr Berlin disco bombed

07 Apr Sinclair sells computer business

08 Apr Eastwood voted mayor by landslide

15 Apr US launches air strikes on Libya

28 Apr Soviets admit nuclear accident

29 Apr Simple funeral rites for Duchess

03 May Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka

19 May South African raids wreck peace bid

10 Jun Magee convicted of Brighton bombing

12 Jun Labour expels Militant Hatton

24 Jun Ian Paisley's battle cry condemned

26 Jun Branson on course for Blue Riband

27 Jun US guilty of backing Contras

29 Jun Branson beats Atlantic speed record

12 Jul Orange Parade sparks riots

23 Jul Prince Andrew weds Sarah Ferguson

30 Jul Parents appeal for missing agent

21 Aug Hundreds gassed in Cameroon lake disaster

21 Aug Giant glacier threatens eco disaster

22 Aug Police chief cleared of misconduct

29 Aug UK's oldest twins turn 100

05 Sep Karachi hijack ends in bloodshed

08 Sep Pinochet survives rebel ambush

16 Sep Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'

19 Sep Two dead in Midlands rail crash

12 Oct Reykjavik summit ends in failure

24 Oct UK cuts links with Syria over bomb plot

26 Oct Archer quits over prostitute allegations

28 Oct 'Evil' Bamber jailed for family murders

01 Nov Chemical spill turns Rhine red

02 Nov US hostage freed in Beirut

06 Nov Oil workers die in helicopter crash

17 Nov French car chief shot dead

20 Nov Police renew hunt for Moors victims

01 Dec Surprise inquiry into Guinness affairs

11 Dec BBC Aids slogan angers church

23 Dec Sakharov comes in from the cold

29 Dec Harold Macmillan dies

30 Dec Coal mine canaries made redundant
 
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