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1985: Air India jet crashes killing 329
A passenger jet disintegrates in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.

1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life
New York crime boss John Gotti is sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole.

1983: Pope meets banned union leader Walesa
Pope John Paul II holds a private meeting with the founder of Solidarity, Lech Walesa, on a visit to Poland.

1955: Queen Elizabeth sails on schedule
The Queen Elizabeth ocean liner leaves for New York on schedule despite attempts by striking seamen to delay her departure.

1972: Chancellor orders pound flotation
The Chancellor, Anthony Barber, announces his decision to temporarily float the pound.


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