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1970

16 Jan
Gaddafi takes over as Libya's premier

22 Jan
Heathrow welcomes first 'jumbo jet'

02 Mar
Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic

06 Mar
Rabies ban on British pet imports

13 Mar
Conservative victory in first teen election

19 Mar
Willi and Willy meet in East Germany

05 Apr
West German envoy killed by rebels

14 Apr
Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13

16 Apr
Paisley victory rattles NI parliament

22 May
South Africa cricket tour called off

01 Jun
British Prime Minister hit by flying egg

09 Jun
King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet

17 Jun
'Babes in the wood' bodies found

19 Jun
Shock election win for Heath

25 Jun
New peace plan for Middle East

26 Jun
Violence flares as Devlin is arrested

02 Jul
Police snatch London gun cache

03 Jul
Holiday jet goes missing over Spain

16 Jul
State of emergency called over dock strike

20 Aug
Bobby Moore cleared of stealing

06 Sep
Hundreds held in series of hijacks

12 Sep
Hijacked jets destroyed by guerrillas

17 Sep
Civil war breaks out in Jordan

18 Sep
Rock legend Hendrix dies after party

20 Sep
Soviet probe collects moon rock

27 Sep
Arab leaders sign Jordan peace deal

01 Oct
Mourners killed as Nasser is buried

10 Oct
Canadian minister seized by gunmen

19 Oct
Large oil field found in North Sea

09 Nov
France mourns death of de Gaulle

26 Dec
'Golden girl' of British athletics dies


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