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Gateshead based 9017 "THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY" is seen at King's Cross on the 8th January 1971.

 

 

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January

02 - 66 die as barriers give way at Rangers & Celtic football match.
04 - Nixon warns Soviet submarines to stay away from Cuba.
06 - US boxer Sonny Liston dies.
07 - A USSR official states it is legal to have long hair in Russia.
31 - Apollo 14 is launched (modified after Apollo 13 troubles).

February

04 - Rolls Royce declares itself bankrupt.
05 - Apollo 14 lands safely on the moon.
.......Idi Amin forms government in Uganda.
09 - First British soldier is killed in Ulster.
12 - Deep Purple release the single "Strange Kind Of Woman" - not on an album it reaches UK No.8.
15 - Britain becomes decimal - out goes the old pounds shillings and pence.
.......Enoch Powell warns against imigration.
20 - Idi Amin declares himself president of Uganda and promotes himself to General.

March

06 - 4,000 women march for 'Women's Lib' in London.
11 - Three troops killed in Belfast.
16 - Henry Cooper retires from boxing after losing to Joe Bugner.
29 - US: Charles Manson is sentenced to the gas chamber for his part in the "Tate murders".

April

03 - Specify wins Aintree Grand National.
06 - Russian composer Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky dies.
19 - Unemployment in the UK reaches 814,819.

May

01 - UK's Daily Mail newspaper appears for the last time as a broadsheet.
08 - FA Cup: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0 - Arsenal win league and cup double.
10 - 100 MP's defy party policy and vote in favour of EEC.
11 - Daily Sketch newspaper closes.
12 - Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.
21 - European Cup Winners Cup: Chelsea 2, Real Madrid 1 - in Athens.
23 - Jackie Stewart wins Monaco Grand prix.
26 - Bomb kills soldier in Belfast.
27 - British golfers win Walker Cup for first time since 1938.
30 - US space probe Mariner 9 is launched towards Mars.
31 - Pink Floyd release compilation album "Relics".

June

04 - Cholera is out of control in India.
06 - Indian Prime Minister Mrs Ghandi seals border with Bangladesh to keep out refugees.
08 -
British Rail approves plans for "Advanced Passenger Train" (APT).
15 - Protests over MP Thatcher's plans to end free school milk.
19 - 6.6 million tune in to watch "Opportunity Knocks" - UK's most popular TV show.
30 - Three Russian Cosmonauts are found dead after 'Soyuz 11' lands normally.

July

02 - Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court in womens final at Wimbledon.
03 - John Newcombe beats Stan Smith in mens final at Wimbledon.
06 - UK government announces crash helmets will become law.
12 -
Mk IID stock enters service on ECML.
........Seven explosions in Belfast city centre.
25 - Worlds first heart & lung transplant is carried out by Christian Barnard in South Africa.
26 - Apollo 15 is launched it carries moon-vehicle.
30 - Plane crash in Japan - 162 dead.
31 - US astronauts James Irwin and David Scott go for a drive on the moon.

August

02 - Pakistani army kills 95 Indian soldiers in border conflict.
07 - Apollo 15 splashes down.
12 - 7,000 homes are burnt to the ground in Ulster by Gunmen.
15 - Harvey Smith wins Showjumping event but is disqualified for two-finger gesture.
16 - IRA threaten to bomb mainland Britain.
17 - Harvey Smith's disqualification is overturned.
18 - Manchester United's George Best is sent off as referees get tough.

September

01 - 1d and 3d coins cease to be legal tender in UK.
06 - The AA say it now costs 8-9 a week to run a family car.
07 - The life of the 100th victim in Ireland - a 14 year old girl - speeds government talks.
10 - Deep Purple release the album "Fireball" - it reaches No.1 in the UK album charts.

October

02 - British airliner cashes in Belgium - 63 dead.
03 - Jackie Stewart retains motor racing championship.
04 - Labour party votes 5-1 against Mr Heaths terms for EEC entry.
07 - An extra 1,500 troops are sent to Northern Ireland.
25 - Deep Purple release the single "Fireball".
31 - Bomb hits Post Office Tower.

November

01 - 5,000 are believed dead following cyclone in India.
12 - Ulster police are to be armed.
13 - Mariner 9 goes into orbit around Mars.
21 - Pink Floyd release the album "Meddle".
29 - Seven die in worst ever motorway pile-up on M1.

December

06 - The Casino, Montreaux, burns down during a Frank Zappa gig.
.......Deep Purple are in the audience - it gives inspiration for their anthem "Smoke On The Water".
09 - 300 children die as Indian planes bomb orphanage in Dacca.
16 - Deep Purple perform "Fireball" on Top Of The Pops.
17 - India defeats Pakistan following two-week war - thousands are dead.

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