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1994: Market massacre in Sarajevo
A mortar bomb explodes in the main market square in Sarajevo killing 68 and wounding 200 people.

1996: First GM food goes on sale in UK
Two British supermarket chains will be stocking genetically modified tomato puree from today - the first GM food to be sold in this country.

1974: Newspaper heiress kidnapped
The 19-year-old daughter of the millionaire American publisher, Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her home in California.

1968: Trawler sinks - 18 feared dead
Another trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland, with all hands on board - the third in three weeks.

1982: Laker Airways goes bust
Pioneering budget airliner Laker Airways collapses owing 270 million to banks and other creditors.

1953: Sweet rationing ends in Britain
The rationing of confectionery ends after 10 years, with schoolchildren first in the queue for unlimited sweets and chocolate.


Around this Day

2 February
Top Story: 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad

3 February
Top Story: 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash

4 February
Top Story: 1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing

6 February
Top Story: 1958: United players killed in air disaster

7 February
Top Story: 1945: Black Sea talks plan defeat of Germany

8 February
Top Story: 1952: New Queen proclaimed for UK


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