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1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji
A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.

1953: Soviet leader 'on brink of death'
Rumours are circulating in Moscow that Joseph Stalin, the long-time leader of the Soviet Union, is near death.

1973: Mid-air collision kills 68
Sixty-eight passengers and crew die when two Spanish aircraft collide in mid-air over France.

1956: US court victory for black students
The United States Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities.

1993: Johnson gets life ban from athletics
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson is banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time.


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

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

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

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

7 March
Top Story: 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers

8 March
Top Story: 1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens


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