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1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory
Labour is on course to win the general election with a majority of about 100 seats in the House of Commons.

1986: Greater London Council abolished
Thousands of people take part in festivities to mark the historic final hours of 97 years of local rule in London.

1959: Dalai Lama escapes to India
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India after an epic 15-day journey on foot over the Himalayan mountains.

1990: Violence flares in poll tax demonstration
An anti-poll tax rally in central London erupts into the worst riots in the city for a century.

1953: Queen Mary laid to rest in Windsor
More than 1,500 attend the funeral of Queen Mary at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

1972: CND begins march to Aldermaston
More than 500 people attend a rally in London ahead of a four-day demonstration against nuclear arms.


Around this Day

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

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

30 March
Top Story: 1981: President Reagan is shot

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation

2 April
Top Story: 1982: Argentina invades Falklands

3 April
Top Story: 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested


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