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1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes
Forty-nine people are confirmed dead and dozens are missing as a car ferry capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

1993: Angolans die in battle for Huambo
Hundreds of people are reported to have died in clashes between the rebel Unita movement and Angolan government forces in the central town of Huambo.

1974: Miners' strike comes to an end
UK coal workers bring an end to a 16 week dispute following a pay increase of over 30%.

1961: 'Ukulele king' Formby dies
One of Britain's most popular entertainers, George Formby, has died after suffering a heart attack.

1957: Ghana celebrates independence
The people of Ghana celebrate the end of colonial rule and the dawn of their independence.

1970: Rabies ban on British pet imports
The British Government announces an indefinite ban on the importation of domestic pets.


Around this Day

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

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

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

7 March
Top Story: 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers

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

9 March
Top Story: 1967: Stalin's daughter defects to the West


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