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1981: President Reagan is shot
President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded when a lone gunman opens fire in Washington.

1979: Car bomb kills Airey Neave
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave is killed by a car bomb as he leaves the House of Commons car park.

1951: Rosenbergs guilty of espionage
An American electrical engineer and his wife are found guilty by the Federal Court in New York of passing secrets about the atomic bomb to Russia.

2002: Queen Mother dies
Buckingham Palace announces that the Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep aged 101.

1992: John Major climbs onto his soapbox
Prime Minister John Major gets onto his soapbox to persuade Conservatives to come out and vote.

1978: Tories recruit advertisers to win votes
Saatchi & Saatchi gets the job of revamping the Conservative Party image ahead of the General Election.


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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

31 March
Top Story: 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation

2 April
Top Story: 1982: Argentina invades Falklands


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