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1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'
A 40-year-old Irish born mother-of-four and six others are jailed for possessing explosives. Their convictions are later quashed.

1989: Six die in Purley rail crash
Six people die and 80 are injured, some of them seriously, in a train crash at Purley in Surrey.

1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder
The Kray twins, Ronald and Reginald, face life sentences after being found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court.

1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become the country's first black prime minister.

1975: Comic genius Chaplin is knighted
Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.


Around this Day

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

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

3 March
Top Story: 1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345

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

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

7 March
Top Story: 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers


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