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1976: Bolivian plane crashes in Santa Cruz
Dozens die on the ground when a Boeing 707 crashes into a busy city street in the west of Bolivia.

1994: Loyalists announce a ceasefire
Three main loyalist paramilitary groups announce a ceasefire in Northern Ireland following the IRA announcement seven weeks ago.

1992: Thousands of miners to lose their jobs
The government announces plans to close one third of Britain's deep coal mines, putting 31,000 miners out of work.

1988: Government loses Spycatcher battle
The British Government fails to stop publication of the controversial book Spycatcher, written by a former secret service agent.

1971: Army blasts N Ireland border roads
British Army engineers are blowing up minor border roads in Northern Ireland to crack down on IRA gun-running.


Around this Day

10 October
Top Story: 1980: Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake

11 October
Top Story: 1976: China's 'Gang of Four' arrested

12 October
Top Story: 2000: Suicide bombers attack USS Cole

14 October
Top Story: 1994: Israelis and Arafat share peace prize

15 October
Top Story: 1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium

16 October
Top Story: 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK


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