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1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested
Police in the US have arrested a man they believe to be the notorious "Unabomber" who killed three people and injured 23 others.

1993: Grand National ends in 'shambles'
The world-famous Grand National steeplechase is declared void after a series of mishaps at the start.

1987: Windsor gems fetch record price
The late Duchess of Windsor's jewellery has been sold for 31m ($50m) - six times the expected figure.

1954: Oxford wins 100th Boat Race
Oxford wins the 100th Boat Race in rough conditions on the River Thames.

2000: Asylum voucher scheme enforced
A controversial plan to give asylum seekers vouchers instead of cash comes into force.


Around this Day

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

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation

2 April
Top Story: 1982: Argentina invades Falklands

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

5 April
Top Story: 1986: Berlin disco bombed

6 April
Top Story: 1968: United States erupts in race violence


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