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1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345
A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.

1985: Miners call off year-long strike
Miners' leaders vote to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

1982: Queen opens Barbican Centre
The Queen opens the new 153m Barbican Arts Centre in the City of London.

1995: MPs move to outlaw hunting
A bill which would ban hunting with hounds in England and Wales has become the first such proposal to get a second reading in parliament.

1966: BBC tunes in to colour
The BBC announces plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year.

2005: Fossett sets solo flight record
US millionaire Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling.


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Top Story: 1960: Thousands dead in Moroccan earthquake

1 March
Top Story: 1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years

2 March
Top Story: 1991: Sri Lankan hardliner among 19 killed in blast

4 March
Top Story: 1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

5 March
Top Story: 1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji

6 March
Top Story: 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes


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