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Home Explore the BBC 11 January Search ON THIS DAY by date Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness About This Site | Text Only 1962: Thousands killed in Peru landslide

At least 2,000 people are feared dead after a huge avalanche in the Peruvian Andes engulfs nine villages.

1998: 100 die in massacre in Algeria
Islamic extremists are blamed for the deaths of 100 people in two villages in Algeria.

2000: Seven missing in Irish Sea
Seven young fishermen are feared drowned off the Scottish coast after the disappearance of their scallop dredger in force nine gales.

1993: BA dirty tricks against Virgin cost �3m
British Airways ends one of the most bitter and protracted libel actions in aviation history in a humiliating climb-down.

1973: First Open University degrees awarded
The first graduates from the Open University are awarded their degrees after two years studying from home.

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