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0651 - Photo: Paul Bettany Collection.

9001 "ST. PADDY" passes Bradbury, south of Durham, during 1973 with the 1A30 15:00 Newcastle - King's Cross service.

 

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January

04 - 400 children attack British troops in Londonderry.
07 - In an auction in Arizona Adolf Hitler's car is sold for $153,000.
11 - The Open University awards its first degrees to 867 students.
15 - Nixon halts bombing of Vietnam.
19 - A British 'Super-Tug' is sent to aid trawlers from Icelandic gunboats as 'Cod war' continues.
22 - Plane crash in Nigeria - 180 dead.
.......Shares fall 4,000 million in one day.
23 - Peace treaty is signed in Paris - war ends in Vietnam.

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7,000 evacuated in Iceland as volcano erupts.
26 - US actor Edward G. Robinson dies.
28 - Plastic Bullets are used to break up riots marking anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'.
30 - Pan Am & TWA scrap plans to buy Concord.

February

22 - Israeli jets shoot down Libyan Boeing 727 for flying over military base - 74 dead.
27 - Rail workers and civil servants begin strike in UK.
28 -
ASLEF strike - no train service.

March

01 - Pink Floyd release 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.
.......Deep Purple release 'Who Do We Think We Are'.
03 - 1 dead and 250 injured as IRA bomb blast hits central London.
05 - Two Spanish planes collide in France - 68 dead.
08 -
ASLEF strike - no train service.
11 -
ASLEF strike - no train service.
13 - 10,000 commuters rampage in Japan over striking rail workers.
16 - New London Bridge opens.
18 - Icelandic gunboat fires live ammunition on British tug.
26 - Playwright Noel Coward dies.
31 - Red Rum wins Aintree Grand National - record 9 mins 1.9 seconds.

April

01 - VAT is introduced in UK.
08 - Painter Pablo Picasso dies.
10 - British plane crashes in Switzerland - 105 dead.
24 - Icelandic gunboat fires on two British trawlers.

May

05 - FA Cup: Sunderland 1, Leeds 0 - first 2nd division side to win for 42 years.
14 - US Skylab is launched.
16 - European Cup Winners Cup: Leeds 0, AC Milan1 - in Greece.
21 - British gunboat chases Icelandic frigate - first RN action of 'Cod War'.
22 - Nixon admits White House cover up of Watergate.
24 - British embassy in Iceland is stormed by protestors of Royal Navy's actions.
29 - Marriage of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips announced.

June

01 - Prototype HST undergoing ECML trials.
04 - Russian supersonic airliner Tupelov-144 'Concordski' crashes at Paris airshow - 6 dead.
06 - Morston wins Derby - 25-1 outsider.
22 - Tennis stars boycott Wimbledon over suspension of Yugoslav player.
29 - Deep Purple MkII play their final gig together in Osaka, Japan (vocalist Ian Gillan and bass player
.......Roger Glover leave the band).

July

02 - Leeds, Bradford and Newcastle Executive services begin.
.......US actress Betty Grable dies.
03 - Elizabeth Taylor separates from Richard Burton.
07 - Jan Kodes beats Alex Metreveli in men's final at Wimbledon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert.
11 - Brazilian plane crashes in France - 121 dead.
19 - US Kung Fu film star Bruce Lee dies.

August

02 - Entertainment complex 'Summerland' burns down on Isle of Man - 50 dead.
09 - Petrol rationing coupons are stockpiled as fears grow for oil shortage.
25 - 180 arrests as soccer violence erupts on start of new season.
28 - Earthquake in Mexico - 500 dead.
29 - Icelandic gunboat collides with RN vessel - an Icelandic engineer is killed.

September

02 - Writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien dies.
07 - RN frigate accused of throwing carrots at Icelandic gunboat!!
.......Jackie Stewart retires from motor racing - he has won third world championship.
10 - IRA bomb two London mainline stations.
12 - UK government gives go ahead for Channel Tunnel.
15 - Japanese cars are out-selling British made cars.

October

01 - Denis Healy says Labour government would tax the rich until "the pips squeak".
17 - Sheikhs massively increase price of oil by 70%.
.......World Cup Qualifier: England 1, Poland 1 - England fail to qualify.
19 - Floods in Spain - 500 dead.
23 - Derby County sack manager Brian Clough - team demonstrates.
26 - Glasgow fire brigade strikes.

November

03 - 100,000 feared dead in Ethiopian famine.
04 - Arab oil producers cut oil supplies by 25%.
13 - State of emergency in UK as power workers and miners strike.
14 - Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips marry.
24 - Aborigines granted the vote in Australia.
25 - 200th British soldier dies in Northern Ireland.
26 - Petrol rationing moves closer in UK - garages close as petrol runs out.

December

04 - Pink Floyd release the compilation album "A Nice Pair".
05 - A compulsory 50mph speed limit is imposed to save fuel.
06 - Shares slump 2,000 million as Arab funds are withdrawn from banks.
08 - Deep Purple MkIII play their first gig together in Scandinavia (new vocalist is David Coverdale
.......and bassist Glenn Hughes).
17 - UK industry goes on 3-day week - miners continue overtime ban.
23 - Arab oil producers double the price of oil.

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