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1976

07 Jan
Iceland and Britain clash at sea

05 Jan
Ten dead in Northern Ireland ambush

12 Jan
Crime writer Agatha Christie dies

29 Jan
Explosions rock London's West End

11 Feb
John Curry skates to Olympic gold

04 Mar
Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'

09 Mar
Scores die in cable car tragedy

16 Mar
Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns

19 Mar
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon to split

05 Apr
Callaghan is new prime minister

05 Apr
Billionaire Howard Hughes dies

07 Apr
Government crisis as Stonehouse quits

09 Apr
Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery

06 May
Huge earthquake rocks Italy

07 May
More bodies found after Italy quake

02 Jun
Piggott celebrates 7th Derby victory

11 Jun
Mercenaries trial begins in Angola

16 Jun
Soweto protest turns violent

20 Jun
Westerners evacuated from Beirut

28 Jun
Death sentence for mercenaries

04 Jul
Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

07 Jul
British grandmother missing in Uganda

19 Jul
Fight for fishing rights in Europe

20 Jul
Pictures of Mars from Viking ship

28 Jul
Chinese earthquake kills hundreds of thousands

29 Jul
Fire engulfs Southend Pier

30 Aug
Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

01 Sep
Water crisis deepens

09 Sep
Chairman Mao Zedong dies

03 Sep
Hull prison riot ends

23 Sep
British warship blaze kills eight

24 Sep
White rule in Rhodesia to end

04 Oct
New train speeds into service

11 Oct
China's 'Gang of Four' arrested

13 Oct
Bolivian plane crashes in Santa Cruz

15 Oct
UDR men jailed for Showband killings

18 Oct
Funeral of Mafia boss held in NY

25 Oct
Queen opens National Theatre in London

29 Oct
Duchess opens massive Selby coalfield

03 Nov
Carter wins with 'Trust me' slogan

16 Nov
Bank robbers jailed for 100 years

04 Dec
'Genius' composer Benjamin Britten dies


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