6th March

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1988 IRA members killed in Gibraltar Three members of the IRA are killed on Gibraltar by British troops.
1987 Ferry capsizes killing 49 Forty-nine people are confirmed dead and dozens are missing as a ferry capsizes just outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge
1974 Strike - miners end strike after 30% increase UK coal workers bring an end to a 16 week dispute following a pay increase of over 30%.
1961 George Formby dies One of Britain's most popular entertainers, George Formby, has died after suffering a heart attack.
1901 German Royalty Anarchist attempts to assassinate Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany, he escapes with face wounds.
1900 Carl Bechstein dies German pianoforte maker Carl Bechstein dies
1900 Gottlieb Daimler dies German motor car designer and builder Gottlieb Daimler dies
1853 Guiseppe Verdi - La Traviata Guiseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" is premiered in Venice, Italy
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