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1979: Israel and Egypt shake hands on peace deal
In a ceremony at the White House, Israel and Egypt end 30 years of war with a handshake, after the signing of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

2000: Pope prays for Holocaust forgiveness
Pope John Paul II, visiting Jerusalem, has prayed for forgiveness for those involved in the Holocaust.

1981: 'Gang of four' launches new party
The Social Democrats launch their new political party pledging to 'reconcile the nation' and 'heal divisions between classes'.

1999: Record compensation for miners
Ex-miners suffering from lung diseases win the biggest industrial injuries case in British legal history.

1973: Stock Exchange admits women
Women are allowed on to the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution's 200 year history.


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

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

25 March
Top Story: 1975: Saudi's King Faisal assassinated

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

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

29 March
Top Story: 1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre


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