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Home Explore the BBC 15 March Search ON THIS DAY by date Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness About This Site | Text Only 1990: Observer journalist executed in Iraq

Iraqi authorities execute The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad bringing strong condemnation from Britain.


1976: Tube driver shot dead
The driver of a London Underground train is shot dead as he chases a gunman after a bomb exploded on his train.

1981: Pakistani jet hostages released
The passengers and crew of a Pakistan Airways plane held hostage for nearly two weeks have been released in Syria.

1974: Architect jailed over corruption
Architect John Poulson has been jailed for five years for bribing public figures to win contracts.

1962: Liberals seize Orpington
The Liberals get their first by-election victory for four years, seizing Orpington from the government.

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