4th March

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1989 Rail Crash - 6 die, 80 injured at Purley Six people die and 80 are injured, some of them seriously, in a rail crash at Purley in Surrey.
1986 Kurt Waldheim accused of war crimes Former United Nations secretary general Kurt Waldheim is accused of war crimes while a member of the German army in World War 2. Kurt Waldheim confirmed that he had served in the German army but denies participation in any cruelties.
1975 Charlie Chaplin knighted Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin becomes Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
1969 The Krays guilty of murder The Kray twins, Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray, face life sentences after being found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court.
1937 Hindenburg fire kills 36 The German hydrogen filled airship Hindenburg makes its first official flight in Germany
1908 Robert Mugabe wins elections Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become the country's first black prime minister.

 

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On This Day - 4th March