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1997 MPs in the House of Commons approved a Private Member's Bill, introduced by Labour MP Michael Foster, to ban fox hunting.


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1975: Graham Hill killed in air crash.
One of Britain's greatest motor racing drivers is killed in a plane crash in south-east England.


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30th November is St Andrew’s Day. He is the patron saint of Scotland, also of golfers and fishermen.


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1990 Britain and France were joined for the first time in thousands of years as the last wall of rock separating two halves of the Channel Tunnel was removed.



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1929 Britain’s first 22 public telephone boxes came into service.


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1836 Three people were killed at Great Corby, near Carlisle in Cumbria, in the first fatal railway derailment.


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1791 The Observer, Britain’s oldest Sunday newspaper, was first published.


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1991: Maxwell business empire faces bankruptcy.
Administrators are called in to try to salvage the Maxwell business empire, which is at least £1bn in debt.


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1983: Transplant makes British medical history.
Surgeons have successfully completed the first heart and lung transplant operation to be performed in Britain.


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1941: Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbour.
Japan launches a surprise attack on American bases in the Pacific and declares it is at war with Britain and the United States.


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1980: John Lennon shot dead.
Former Beatle John Lennon is shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.


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1952: London fog clears after days of chaos.
The sunshine returns following four days of thick fog that brought the capital to a standstill.



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Aids virus 1981: Mystery disease kills homosexuals
Mystery disease is causing increasing concern among medical practitioners in the United States.


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2005: Massive fire at Buncefield oil depot.
A huge fire continues to burn at a major fuel depot in Hertfordshire after a series of explosions early this morning.


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1966 English sailor Francis Chichester arrived at Sydney in his ketch Gipsy Moth IV - half way in his bid to become the first man to sail solo around the world.


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