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1960: Thousands dead in Moroccan earthquake
A huge earthquake devastates the southern Moroccan city of Agadir killing thousands.

1996: Siege of Sarajevo is lifted
The siege of Sarajevo is officially over - four years to the day since Bosnian Muslims and Croats voted in a referendum to break away from Yugoslavia.

2000: Appeal for Mozambique flood victims
International aid agencies in Mozambique say they need extra helicopters to rescue thousands trapped by rising flood waters.

1984: Trudeau resigns as Canada's PM
Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announces he will step down after more than 15 years in office.

1956: Hopes for Mid East peace mission
The British Foreign Secretary, John Selwyn Lloyd, leaves London for a tour of the Middle East and Asia.

1964: Royal baby for leap year day
The Queen's cousin, Princess Alexandra, has given birth to a son at her home in Surrey.


Around this Day

26 February
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

27 February
Top Story: 2002: Hindus die in train fire

28 February
Top Story: 1986: Swedish prime minister assassinated

1 March
Top Story: 1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years

2 March
Top Story: 1991: Sri Lankan hardliner among 19 killed in blast

3 March
Top Story: 1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345


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