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1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia
About 20,000 people are feared dead after a volcanic eruption in northern Colombia.

1995: Ecstasy pill puts party girl in coma
An 18-year-old student is on a life-support machine after taking an ecstasy tablet at her 18th birthday party.

1971: American probe orbits Mars
Pioneering space probe Mariner 9 reaches Mars and goes into orbit, but scientists have to wait for clear pictures because of a Martian dust storm.

1969: Quintuplets born at London hospital
Britain's first live quintuplets born this century make satisfactory progress at Queen Charlotte's maternity hospital in London.

1979: Times returns after year-long dispute
The Times newspaper is published for the first time in nearly a year.


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