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1982: Argentina invades Falklands
Argentina has invaded the British territory of the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic.

2005: Pope John Paul II dies
Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84 following heart failure, ending one of the longest pontificates in history.

1986: Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece
Four people are killed after they are sucked through a hole blown in the side of a TWA jet flying to Athens.

1977: Hat trick for Red Rum
Red Rum has galloped into racing history by winning the Grand National for a record third time.

1998: Papon guilty of war crimes
Former French cabinet minister Maurice Papon has been found guilty of war crimes for his part in deporting Jews from France during World War II.

1962: New pedestrian crossings cause chaos
A new style of pedestrian crossing causes confusion among both drivers and pedestrians following its launch in London.


Around this Day

30 March
Top Story: 1981: President Reagan is shot

31 March
Top Story: 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation

3 April
Top Story: 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested

4 April
Top Story: 1968: Martin Luther King shot dead

5 April
Top Story: 1986: Berlin disco bombed


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