15th February

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1986 Strike violence leaves police injured Eight police officers are injured in the worst outbreak of violence yet outside the News International printing plant in Wapping, east London.
1974 Trawler Gaul search called off The hunt in the Arctic Ocean for the missing British trawler Gaul and its 36-man crew is called off after a week.
1971 Decimal currency launched The British Government launches a new decimal currency across the country.
1961 Air Crash kills 73 in Belgium At least 73 people are killed when a Boeing 707 jet airliner crashes at Berg, near Brussels airport.
1952 English Royalty King George VI is buried at St George's Chapel on his Windsor Castle estate.
1942 World War 2 - Singapore surrenders British forces in Singapore surrender to the Japanese - seven days after enemy troops first stormed the island.
1564 Galileo Galilei born Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is born in Pisa.
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