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1967: Stalin's daughter defects to the West
Svetlana Stalin, daughter of the Soviet dictator, requests asylum at the United States Embassy in India.

1973: Northern Ireland votes for union
The people of Northern Ireland vote overwhelmingly to remain within the United Kingdom.

1956: Britain deports Cyprus Archbishop
The British authorities order the deportation of the Greek Cypriot leader, Archbishop Makarios, in the hope of restoring law and order to the island.

1995: Queen marks peace in Belfast
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh pay a symbolic visit to Northern Ireland - their first since the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires came into effect last year.

1976: Scores die in cable car tragedy
A line supporting a cable car snaps killing 42 people, including children, in the Dolomite mountains in northern Italy.

1981: M5 rapist jailed for life
A man who for three-and-a-half years terrorised women in the south west of England is sentenced to life behind bars.


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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

10 March
Top Story: 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

11 March
Top Story: 2004: 170 die as bombs destroy Madrid trains

12 March
Top Story: 1993: Bombay hit by devastating bombs


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