13th March

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1996 Shootings - lone gunman kills 17 A lone gunman goes on a shooting spree at a school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and their teacher.
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes new Soviet leader Following the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev praised detente and called real reductions in nuclear arsenals.
1983 Joshua Nkomo flees The Zimbabwe opposition leader, Joshua Nkomo, flies into London as his country appears to be on the brink of civil war.
1901 US Presidents - 23rd The 23rd US President, Benjamin Harrison dies at the age of 67.
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On This Day - 13th March