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1986: British journalist McCarthy kidnapped
John McCarthy is abducted on his way to the airport - three bodies, believed to be of British hostages, are also found.

1984: Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman
A police officer has been killed after shots were fired from the Libyan People's Bureau in central London.

1961: Exiles invade Cuba at Bay of Pigs
Reports from Cuba say an invasion force has landed on the island to try to overthrow the country's leader, Fidel Castro.

1999: Dozens hurt in London bomb blast
An explosion in south London has injured at least 45 people.

1951: Fears for crew of lost British submarine
A massive air and sea search for the HM Submarine Affray is under away after it went missing earlier today.

1969: Devlin is youngest-ever woman MP
A 21-year-old woman, Bernadette Devlin, is voted in as Britain's youngest ever female MP and the country's third youngest ever.


Around this Day

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

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

16 April
Top Story: 1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years

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

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

20 April
Top Story: 1999: Students 'kill dozens' at Denver school


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