3rd March

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2005 First non stop flight around globe without refuelling American millionaire, Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling.
1987 Danny Kaye dies Danny Kaye, born Daniel Kaminski, son of a Ukranian tailor dies today aged 74 after a long stage career
1985 Strike - Miners call off their strike Miners leaders vote to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures
1974 Air Crash - Turkish DC10 crashes killing all A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashes near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.
1969 Apollo 9 launched Apollo 9 is launched with a crew of James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart. They perform the first manned flight of the Lunar Module.
1966 BBC announces colour television The BBC announces plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year.
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