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1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka
A lethal bomb explodes on an Air Lanka passenger jet at Colombo's airport leaving 21 dead and 41 injured. The finger of blame points to the Tamil Tigers.

1968: Surgeons conduct UK's first heart transplant
The first heart transplant in Britain is carried out at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London.

1951: King George opens Festival of Britain
The King inaugurates the Festival of Britain at a service in St Paul's Cathedral and later attends a concert at the new Royal Festival Hall on London's south bank.

2000: Leading stock exchanges plan merger
The London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse confirm they are to merge, creating the world's second largest stock market.

1990: Latvia to declare independence
Members of the Soviet Republic's new parliament meet to discuss breaking away from the USSR.


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