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2759 - Photo: Grahame Wareham.

9013 "THE BLACK WATCH" backs down onto its next train at King's Cross in July 1970 having arrived in the capital via the 1A15 09:10 Newcastle - King's Cross "The Tees-Tyne Pullman" service.

 

 

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January

01 - Minimum London Underground fare to rise to one shilling.
.......Deep Purple release 'Concerto for Group and Orchestra'.
02 - FA suspends George Best for one month due to disreputable behaviour.
08 - Asian flu kills 4,000 in the UK.
23 - First Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' lands at Heathrow.

February

02 - In Munich the first nerve transplant is undertaken.
16 - Joe Frazier beats Jimmy Ellis in New York to become world heavyweight champion.

March

23 - 18 thalidomide children are awarded damages totaling 369,709 in the UK.
24 - Henry Cooper beats Jack Bodell to regain British heavyweight championship.

April

04 - Gay Trip wins Aintree Grand National.
07 - John Wayne wins Oscar for the film True Grit.
09 - Paul McCartney issues writ for dissolution of the Beatles.
11 - FA Cup: Leeds United 2, Chelsea 2.
17 - Crippled space craft Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific.
29 - FA Cup replay: Leeds United 1, Chelsea 2.

May

18 - Harold Wilson calls national elections for June 18.
19 - MCC says South Africa's cricket tour of England will go ahead.
22 - South Africa cricket tour of England is cancelled.
28 - England captain Bobby Moore is accused of theft in Columbia.
31 - Racehorse Arkle dies.

June

01 - Deep Purple release the classic album "Deep Purple In Rock" it reaches #4.
04 - Lester Piggott on Nijinsky wins Epsom Derby.
07 - The Who perform the opera Tommy in New York.
14 - World Cup quarter final: West Germany 3, England 2.
17 - Rover unveil the 4x4 Range Rover.
19 - Tories win election - Edward Heath is prime minister.
21 - World Cup final: Brazil 4, Italy 1.
22 - Methodist church allows women ministers.

July

16 - Heath announces state of emergency as dockers strike.
21 - the Aswan dam is completed.
29 - Dockers accept pay awards and return to work.
30 - 485,000 awarded to 28 thalidomide children.

August

02 - Mississippi has its first inter-racial wedding.
.......British troops use rubber bullets for the first time in Belfast.
09 - 99 die in Peruvian air crash.
19 - the 1,000th episode of 'Coronation Street' is broadcast.
20 - England captain Bobby Moore is cleared of theft charges in Columbia.
27 - UK earnings rise by 9.9%.

September

06 - Four airliners bound for New York are hijacked.
09 - A BOAC VC10 is forced to land in Jordan by hijackers.
12 - Complaints about noise greet Concords first landing at Heathrow.
18 - Jimi Hendrix dies of drug overdose in London.
23 - Deep Purple play "Black Night" on Top Of The Pops it reaches #2.

October

04 - Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose in Los Angeles.
10 - Pink Floyd release the album "Atom Heart Mother".
........Fiji islands become independent of Britain.
15 - Australia's biggest Bridge 'West Gate Bridge' in Melbourne collapses killing 33.
19 - Major oil field discovered in the North Sea.
21 - Typhoon kills 800 in Philippines.

November

01 - 146 die in French dance hall fire.
10 - Henry Cooper becomes European heavyweight champion.
20 - Tidal wave kills 150,000 in East Pakistan.

December

01 - A move to keep British summer time in winter is rejected.
18 - West German thalidomide victims awarded 11 million.

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