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1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years
Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called "Great Train Robbery".

1993: UN makes Srebrenica 'safe haven'
The United Nations Security Council votes to create a safe haven for Bosnian Muslims under siege in the town of Srebrenica.

1970: Paisley victory rattles NI parliament
Protestant right-winger Ian Paisley has won a seat in Northern Ireland's parliament.

1987: MP on gay sex charges
Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has appeared in court charged with indecency.

1953: Queen launches Royal Yacht Britannia
Thousands welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they arrived in Scotland to launch the new royal yacht, Britannia.


Around this Day

13 April
Top Story: 1975: Beirut street battle leaves 17 dead

14 April
Top Story: 1970: Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13

15 April
Top Story: 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen

17 April
Top Story: 1986: British journalist McCarthy kidnapped

18 April
Top Story: 1956: Macmillan unveils premium bond scheme

19 April
Top Story: 1995: Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing


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