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1996: Massacre in Dunblane school gym
A lone gunman goes on a shooting spree at a school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and their teacher.

1961: Five Britons accused of spying for Moscow
Three men and two women go on trial at the Old Bailey charged with plotting to pass secrets to the Russians.

1983: Nkomo flees Zimbabwe 'death threats'
The Zimbabwe opposition leader flies into London as his country appears to be on the brink of civil war.

1979: Grenada leader ousted by coup
A coup in the Caribbean island of Grenada has toppled the country's controversial Prime Minister, Sir Eric Gairy.

1970: Conservative victory in first teen election
Tom King trebles the Tory majority in the first by-election in which 18-year-olds can vote.

1967: Protest over student suspensions
Hundreds of students at the London School of Economics are staging a sit-in over disciplinary action taken against two union officials.


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10 March
Top Story: 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

11 March
Top Story: 2004: Many die as bombs destroy Madrid trains

12 March
Top Story: 1993: Bombay hit by devastating bombs

14 March
Top Story: 1991: Birmingham Six freed after 16 years

15 March
Top Story: 1990: Observer journalist executed in Iraq

16 March
Top Story: 1988: Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery


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