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On this day in 1974 Bombs planted by the IRA rip through two Birmingham pubs, killing 21 people and injuring 182 more
 

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On this day in 1991 we lost one of the greatest pop showman of all time, Farrokh Bulsara (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), better known professionally as Freddie Mercury.
 
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On this day in 1975 Two-times Formula One champion Graham Hill dies when a plane he is piloting crashes in Hertfordshire.
 

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On this day in 1984 Hundreds of people died after toxic gases leaked from a chemical factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal.
 
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On this day in1988 Two commuter trains collide in Clapham, south London, killing 35 people and injuring hundreds more.
I remember this well, it happened not far from where I live.
 
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I remember it too, not long after we left the area but I used to walk near where it happened quite a lot.
 
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Now a Christmassy one, On this day 200yrs ago The Christmas carol Silent Night was first performed in Austria, in the village of Oberndorf near Salzburg, on Christmas Eve 1818. :text-merryxmas:
 

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On this day in 1986 The Challenger space shuttle explodes just over a minute after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board
 

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On this day in 1986 The Challenger space shuttle explodes just over a minute after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board
Yes i remember it well because we fixed the leak on the plasma cutter the nex day.
 

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It's his fault we have to take our shoes off before a flight!


On this day in 2003 British-born Richard Reid jailed for life for trying to blow up an American Airlines flight using explosives hidden in his shoes
 

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A day late but on January 30th 1972 British troops opens fire on unarmed civilians , hitting 24. 12 died in one of the most infamous & shameful episodes of recent British history.
 
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On this day in 1952 Princess Elizabeth formally proclaims herself Queen and Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith.
 

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On this day in 1984 British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean win gold at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
 
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On this day in 1971 A new decimal currency was launched across Britain, replacing pounds, shillings and pence
 
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On this day in 2005 Fox hunting with dogs becomes illegal in England and Wales as a ban on the activity comes into force.
 

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On this day in 1984 Tens of thousands of Britain's miners stop work - the start of a bitter, year-long battle against job losses
 
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