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12 Jan
Mark Thatcher missing in Sahara

15 Jan
Mark Thatcher found safe and well

28 Jan
US general rescued from Red Brigade

05 Feb
Laker Airways goes bust

03 Mar
Queen opens Barbican Centre

18 Mar
Judge halts 'obscenity' trial

19 Mar
Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

02 Apr
Argentina invades Falklands

25 Apr
Marines land in South Georgia

01 May
RAF bombs Port Stanley

02 May
British sub sinks Argentine cruiser

04 May
Argentines destroy HMS Sheffield

25 May
Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships

29 May
Pope makes historic visit to Canterbury

08 Jun
Fifty die in Argentine air attack

03 Jun
Israeli ambassador shot in London

14 Jun
Ceasefire agreed in Falklands

16 Jun
Welsh miners back health workers

19 Jun
'God's banker' found hanged

21 Jun
Princess Diana gives birth to boy

09 Jul
Queen fends off bedroom intruder

20 Jul
IRA bombs cause carnage in London

21 Jul
Homecoming for HMS Hermes

27 Jul
Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack

30 Aug
PLO leader forced from Beirut

14 Sep
Hollywood princess dead

17 Sep
Refugees massacred in Beirut camps

11 Oct
Mary Rose rises after 437 years

21 Oct
Sinn Fein triumph in elections

27 Oct
RUC officers killed by IRA bomb

29 Oct
Mother jailed in dingo baby murder

10 Nov
Brezhnev rumours sweep Moscow

12 Nov
Solidarity leader Walesa released

30 Nov
Animal activists bomb Downing Street

15 Dec
Spain opens border with the Rock

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