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1983: 25m gold heist at Heathrow
An armed gang carries out Britain's largest-ever robbery from the Brinks Mat warehouse, at London's Heathrow Airport.

1992: Queen to be taxed from next year
The Queen is to become the first British monarch since the 1930s to pay income tax.

1953: Lords vote for commercial television
Peers back the Government's proposals for commercial television - despite fierce opposition from some rebels who fear the influence of advertisers.

1972: Police foil IRA hospital rescue attempt
Eight armed men protesting against the imprisonment of IRA hunger striker Sean MacStiofain try to rescue him from a Dublin hospital.

1968: Race discrimination law tightened
The new Race Relations Act makes it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services to people because of their ethnic background.


Around this Day

23 November
Top Story: 1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea

24 November
Top Story: 1963: Kennedy 'assassin' murdered

25 November
Top Story: 1963: John F Kennedy is laid to rest

27 November
Top Story: 1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

28 November
Top Story: 1990: Tearful farewell from Iron Lady

29 November
Top Story: 1963: Canadian air disaster kills 118


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