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1968: Londonderry march ends in violence
Batons and water cannon have been used by police to break up a civil rights march in Londonderry.

1994: Cult members die in 'mass suicide'
The bodies of 48 members of a religious cult are discovered by Swiss police after an apparent mass suicide.

1974: Four dead in Guildford bomb blasts
Four people are killed and more than 50 injured in explosions in southern England this evening.

1999: Death toll rising in Paddington crash
At least eight people are killed and 160 injured after two trains collide at Ladbroke Grove in west London.

2000: Protesters storm Yugoslav parliament
Opposition supporters storm the Yugoslav parliament building and proclaim Vojislav Kostunica as the new president.

1984: Essex police make record drugs haul
Police and Customs in Essex seize Britain's biggest ever haul of cannabis made in a single raid.


Around this Day

2 October
Top Story: 1993: Hardline Communists riot in Moscow

3 October
Top Story: 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

4 October
Top Story: 1992: El Al jumbo crashes in Amsterdam

6 October
Top Story: 1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

7 October
Top Story: 2001: US launches air strikes against Taleban

8 October
Top Story: 1952: Many die as three trains crash at Harrow


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