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This day in history

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Post by Whiskers on Wed 01 Mar 2017, 14:54


1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years
Nuclear scientist Klaus Fuchs is sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for espionage.

1954: US tests hydrogen bomb in Bikini
The biggest explosion ever made by man is witnessed in the Pacific when US scientists explode their second H-bomb at Bikini Atoll.

1994: West charged as death toll mounts
Fred West is charged with two further murders following the discovery of more human remains in the garden of his Gloucester home.

1973: Palestinian gunmen hold diplomats in Sudan
The armed Palestinian group Black September has seized the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum.

1971: Workers down tools over union rights
Hundreds of thousands of workers across Britain take part in an unofficial day of protest against the government's new industrial relations Bill.

1966: Britain to go decimal in 1971
Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan confirms the "historic and momentous" decision to change over to decimal coinage.

1990: Secrets act gags whistleblowers
Whistleblowers and journalists will, from today, risk criminal prosecution if they reveal information viewed as damaging to the defence of the UK.
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1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens
At least 45 people die and 175 are injured in a car bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

1972: TWA jet explodes at Las Vegas airport
Bomb explodes in the cockpit of a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 at Las Vegas airport.

1971: Post strike ends with pay deal
British postal workers go back to work after seven weeks on strike.

1950: Gas turbine car gets road test
Car manufacturers Rover unveil the first car powered with a gas turbine engine.

2001: Donald Campbell's speedboat recovered
Divers raise the wreck of Donald Campbell's boat, Bluebird, from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria.
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1986: Soviets launch space station Mir
The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world's biggest space station, Mir.

1993: Two boys charged with toddler's murder
Two 10-year-old boys are charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool.

1983: Hundreds die in Assam poll violence
Hundreds of people are reported to have died in Assam as fierce fighting rages in the run-up to Indian elections.

1989: IRA bombs Tern Hill barracks
Police are hunting two IRA bombers who attacked an army barracks at Tern Hill in Shropshire.

1962: US spaceman orbits Earth
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, lands safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

1958: Historic Sheerness docks to close
The government announces one the oldest naval dockyards in the UK will be shut down.

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