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1980

02 Jan
Steel workers strike over pay

03 Jan
Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion

07 Jan
Gandhi returned by landslide vote

22 Jan
Soviet dissident Sakharov banished

27 Jan
Exiled Mugabe returns to Rhodesia

04 Mar
Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe

22 Mar
Schild family reunited with daughter

25 Mar
Britain will go to Moscow Olympics

27 Mar
North Sea platform collapses

25 Apr
Tehran hostage rescue mission fails

05 May
SAS rescue ends Iran embassy siege

19 May
Nine dead after Mount St Helens eruption

27 May
Peach death was 'misadventure'

17 Jun
Government announces missile sites

19 Jun
Gunbattle at British embassy in Iraq

02 Aug
Bologna blast leaves dozens dead

14 Aug
Shipyard Poles strike for their rights

30 Aug
Polish workers win trade union rights

11 Sep
Famous gem grabbed in armed raid

13 Sep
Missing Scottish bear is found

22 Sep
War breaks out between Iran and Iraq

24 Sep
Iraq bombs Iran as hostilities increase

10 Oct
Thatcher 'not for turning'

10 Oct
Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake

17 Oct
Pope welcomes Queen to the Vatican

04 Nov
Reagan beats Carter in landslide

10 Nov
Michael Foot is new Labour leader

12 Nov
Saturn's rings caught on film

08 Dec
John Lennon shot dead

28 Dec
Green light for breakfast television


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