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1975: Saudi's King Faisal assassinated
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia has died after a gun attack despite the efforts of doctors to keep him alive.

1975: National Front rallies against Europe
Members of an extreme right-wing UK party, flanked by 2,000 police officers, march through north London protesting against integration with Europe.

1980: Britain will go to Moscow Olympics
The British Olympic Association votes by a large majority to defy government requests and send athletes to the Olympic Games in Moscow.

2000: Trimble narrowly wins leadership challenge
David Trimble narrowly beats off a challenge to his leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party.

1950: Ski jumpers soar over Hampstead Heath
Norway comes to North London for a ski-jumping competition complete with imported snow.


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Top Story: 1956: King convicted for bus boycott

23 March
Top Story: 1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base

24 March
Top Story: 1989: Exxon Valdez creates oil slick disaster

26 March
Top Story: 1979: Israel and Egypt shake hands on peace deal

27 March
Top Story: 1977: Hundreds dead in Tenerife plane crash

28 March
Top Story: 1979: Nuclear leak causes alarm in America


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