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    I KNEW there was some cause to celebrate

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      One for yesterday:

      2nd January 1978

      First episode of Blakes 7 transmitted


      For today:

      3rd January 1970

      Jon Pertwee makes his debut in Doctor Who, which is also made in colour for the first time.
      The Trickster On The Roof

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        4th January 1986

        Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott died 11 days after collapsing following a drink and drugs binge.

        5th January 1981

        Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe appeared in court for the first time, 5 days after his arrest for the murder of 13 women.

        6th January 1977

        EMI sacked The Sex Pistols fropm their recod label
        The only thing to look forward to is the past

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          8th January 1989

          46 people were killed after a British Midland Boeing 737 crash landed on the M1 following double engine failure on its approach to East Midlands airport
          The only thing to look forward to is the past

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            12th January 1976

            Author Agatha Christie died aged 85
            The only thing to look forward to is the past

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              15th January 1982

              Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark was found safe and well after being missing for 6 days in the Sahara Desert whlst taking part in the Paris-Dakar rally.

              16th January 1979

              The Shah of Iran went into exile following months of increasing violence in protest at his regieme.
              The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                17th January 1991

                Operation Desert Storm began to liberate Kuwait from Iraq. Saddam Hussein described it as the Mother of all Battles.
                The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                  21st January 1981

                  52 Americans held hostage for 444 in the American Embassy in Tehran were released

                  22nd January 1979

                  The biggest mass strike in the UK since 1926 paralyses the country as public sector workers strike over pay

                  23rd January 1973

                  US president Richard Nixon announces peace with honour, ending over a decade of war in Vietnam

                  24th January 1965

                  WW2 prime minister Sir Winston Churchill died aged 90

                  25th January 1971

                  General idi Amin seized power in Uganda whilst President Milton Obote was away on a foreign visit
                  The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                    27th January 1984

                    Michael Jackson received hospital treatment for serious burns to his head after his hair caught light during a freak accident whilst making a Pepsi commercial.

                    28th January 1986

                    The space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift off from Cape Canaveral killing all 7 astronauts

                    30th January 1972

                    British troops opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry, killing 13 civilians. This event became known as Bloody Sunday.

                    31st January 1983

                    The wearing of seat belts in the front seats of cars became compulsory in the UK.
                    The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                      1st February 1984

                      Chancellor Nigel Lawson announced the 1/2p coin would cease to be produced after the end of February and would cease to be legal tender during the year.
                      The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                        2nd February 1979

                        Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York.

                        The only thing to look forward to is the past

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