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05 Oct
1968: Londonderry march ends in violence

10 Jan
1969: Civil rights protesters defiant

17 Apr
1969: Devlin is youngest-ever woman MP

14 Aug
1969: British troops sent into Northern Ireland

10 Oct
1969: Ulster's B Specials to be disbanded

16 Apr
1970: Paisley victory rattles NI parliament

26 Jun
1970: Violence flares as Devlin is arrested

02 Jul
1970: Police snatch London gun cache

08 Jul
1971: British troops shoot Londonderry rioters

09 Aug
1971: NI activates internment law

18 Aug
1971: British Army shot 'unarmed' disabled man

13 Oct
1971: Army blasts N Ireland border roads

23 Oct
1971: Two women shot at Belfast checkpoint

31 Oct
1971: Bomb explodes in Post Office tower

04 Dec
1971: Bomb demolishes crowded Belfast pub

30 Jan
1972: Army kills 13 in civil rights protest

02 Feb
1972: British embassy in Dublin destroyed

22 Feb
1972: IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks

19 Apr
1972: 'Bloody Sunday' report excuses Army

03 Jun
1972: Protestant march ends in battle

10 Jul
1972: Whitelaw's secret meeting with IRA

26 Nov
1972: Police foil IRA hospital rescue attempt

31 Jul
1973: Chaotic meeting of Belfast Assembly

21 Aug
1973: 'Bloody Sunday' inquest accuses Army

10 Sep
1973: Bomb blasts rock central London

14 Nov
1973: IRA gang convicted of London bombings

09 Dec
1973: Sunningdale Agreement signed

30 May
1972: Official IRA declares ceasefire

04 Feb
1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing

20 Apr
1974: 'Troubles' death toll hits 1,000

28 May
1974: Strikes topple NI power-sharing body

17 Jun
1974: IRA bombs parliament

17 Jul
1974: Bomb blast at the Tower of London

05 Oct
1974: Four dead in Guildford bomb blasts

16 Oct
1974: Maze prison goes up in flames

22 Oct
1974: Bomb blast in London club

28 Oct
1974: Minister's wife survives bomb attack

21 Nov
1974: Birmingham pub blasts kill 19

18 Dec
1974: Compensation for Bloody Sunday victims

22 Dec
1974: Heath's home is bombed

27 Feb
1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory

05 Sep
1975: London Hilton bombed

22 Sep
1975: Bomb blasts rock Northern Ireland

09 Oct
1975: Man killed in Piccadilly bomb blast

07 Nov
1975: IRA kidnappers release industrialist

27 Nov
1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

12 Dec
1975: Balcombe Street siege ends

05 Jan
1976: Ten dead in Northern Ireland ambush

29 Jan
1976: Explosions rock London's West End

15 Oct
1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings

18 Feb
1978: Belfast bomb suspects rounded up

21 Jun
1978: Four dead in post office shootings

30 Mar
1979: Car bomb kills Airey Neave

27 Aug
1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

05 Sep
1979: Mountbatten buried after final parade

16 Jan
1981: Gunmen shoot civil rights campaigner

10 Apr
1981: Hunger striker elected MP

05 May
1981: Bobby Sands dies in prison

12 May
1981: Second IRA protester dies in jail

18 Jul
1981: Violence erupts at Irish hunger strike protest

03 Oct
1981: IRA Maze hunger strikes at an end

20 Jul
1982: IRA bombs cause carnage in London

21 Oct
1982: Sinn Fein triumph in elections

27 Oct
1982: RUC officers killed by IRA bomb

05 Aug
1983: IRA members jailed for 4,000 years

25 Sep
1983: Dozens escape in Maze break-out

04 Dec
1983: IRA gunmen shot dead in SAS ambush

17 Dec
1983: Harrods bomb blast kills six

14 Mar
1984: Sinn Fein leader shot in street attack

12 Oct
1984: Tory Cabinet in Brighton bomb blast

25 Jun
1985: Police hunt IRA resort bombs

15 Nov
1985: Anglo-Irish agreement signed

10 Jun
1986: Magee convicted of Brighton bombing

24 Jun
1986: Ian Paisley's battle cry condemned

12 Jul
1986: Orange Parade sparks riots

08 Nov
1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen

16 Mar
1988: Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery

30 Sep
1988: 'SAS killed lawfully' - Gibraltar jury

12 Feb
1989: Belfast lawyer Finucane murdered

20 Mar
1989: Senior RUC men die in gun attack

22 Sep
1989: Ten dead in Kent barracks bomb

19 Oct
1989: Guildford Four released after 15 years

20 Jul
1990: IRA bombs Stock Exchange

14 Mar
1991: Birmingham Six freed after 16 years

03 Jun
1991: IRA men shot dead by British army

02 Jul
1992: IRA murders 'informers'

03 Dec
1992: Bomb explosions in Manchester

20 Mar
1993: Child killed in Warrington bomb attack

24 Apr
1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London

29 Nov
1993: Secret meetings with IRA revealed

15 Dec
1993: Anglo-Irish pact paves way for peace

31 Aug
1994: IRA declares 'complete' ceasefire

30 Nov
1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland

10 Feb
1996: Docklands bomb ends IRA ceasefire

15 Jun
1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

19 Jul
1997: IRA declares ceasefire

23 Sep
1997: Peace talks wobble after Unionist outburst

27 Dec
1997: Loyalist leader murdered in prison

10 Apr
1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached

10 May
1998: Sinn Fein backs peace deal

13 Oct
1994: Loyalists announce a ceasefire

23 May
1998: Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland

12 Jul
1998: Children die in Drumcree protests

15 Aug
1998: Dozens die in Omagh bombing

08 Sep
1998: Real IRA announce ceasefire

09 Sep
1999: Report urges sweeping reform of RUC

29 Nov
1999: NI power-sharing executive appointed

25 Mar
2000: Trimble narrowly wins leadership challenge

26 Jun
2000: IRA weapons dump inspected

24 Jul
2000: Loyalist killer Michael Stone freed from Maze

28 Jul
2000: Last prisoners leave the Maze

06 May
2001: Second blast at London post office

14 Jul
2001: NI agreement stalls in Staffordshire

03 Aug
2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven

14 Aug
2001: Setback for NI peace process

23 Oct
2001: IRA begins decommissioning weapons

31 Jan
2005: Belfast stab victim McCartney dies


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