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29 Mar
2015
Australia won the Cricket World Cup, defeating New Zealand in the finalAustralia won the Cricket World Cup, defeating New Zealand in the final
2 years ago
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29 Mar
2015
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari became the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria, beating the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, by more than 2.5…Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari became the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria, beating the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, by more than 2.5 million votes
2 years ago
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29 Mar
2012
Montjeu, the outstanding European racehorse of 1999, died aged 16. In his two-year racing career he won 11 out of 16 races, including the Prix du Jockey Club, the Irish Derby and…Montjeu, the outstanding European racehorse of 1999, died aged 16. In his two-year racing career he won 11 out of 16 races, including the Prix du Jockey Club, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. He was then retired to stud where he proved to be an outstanding sire of winners
5 years ago
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29 Mar
2011
The Syrian cabinet resigned in an attempt to placate protesters demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad had earlier freed some political prisoners and pledged to…The Syrian cabinet resigned in an attempt to placate protesters demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad. Assad had earlier freed some political prisoners and pledged to set up a committee to review emergency laws, but the protests continued unabated
6 years ago
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29 Mar
2010
Two bombings by female suicide bombers killed 40 people at Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations in Moscow during the morning rush hour. Chechen separatists claimed…Two bombings by female suicide bombers killed 40 people at Lubyanka and Park Kultury metro stations in Moscow during the morning rush hour. Chechen separatists claimed responsibility for the attacks
7 years ago
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29 Mar
2010
Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, said it would not take part in the country’s first election in two decades after the military junta’s new…Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, said it would not take part in the country’s first election in two decades after the military junta’s new electoral law required the NLD to expel its detained leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, because she had a criminal record
7 years ago
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29 Mar
2009
Italian and Libyan navy ships rescued 23 survivors and retrieved 21 bodies from a boat that capsized while carrying 250 migrants, including Egyptians, Tunisians, Palestinians and…Italian and Libyan navy ships rescued 23 survivors and retrieved 21 bodies from a boat that capsized while carrying 250 migrants, including Egyptians, Tunisians, Palestinians and Nigerians, across the Mediterranean
8 years ago
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29 Mar
2008
Zimbabwe held presidential and parliamentary elections. President Robert Mugabe was bidding for a sixth consecutive term in office, but faced one of the strongest challenges to his…Zimbabwe held presidential and parliamentary elections. President Robert Mugabe was bidding for a sixth consecutive term in office, but faced one of the strongest challenges to his leadership from former Zanu-PF ally Simba Makoni, standing as an independent, and main opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, of the MDC
9 years ago
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29 Mar
2006
A total eclipse of the sun was visible from a narrow corridor crossing half the Earth. The path of the moon’s shadow began in Brazil and travelled across the Atlantic, northern…A total eclipse of the sun was visible from a narrow corridor crossing half the Earth. The path of the moon’s shadow began in Brazil and travelled across the Atlantic, northern Africa, and central Asia, ending at sunset in Mongolia
11 years ago
29 Mar
2006
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was extradited from Nigeria to Sierra Leone to stand trial for war crimesFormer Liberian president Charles Taylor was extradited from Nigeria to Sierra Leone to stand trial for war crimes
11 years ago
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29 Mar
2006
The Beatles' record label Apple Corps accused Apple Computer in court of breaching a trademark agreement by operating their iTunes Music Store. The two companies reached a deal…The Beatles' record label Apple Corps accused Apple Computer in court of breaching a trademark agreement by operating their iTunes Music Store. The two companies reached a deal over the use of the apple trademark in 1991, which stopped Apple Computer from entering the music business
11 years ago
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29 Mar
2005
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he would not resign despite being criticized in an investigation into the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. A UN commission had sought to determine…UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he would not resign despite being criticized in an investigation into the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. A UN commission had sought to determine whether UN officials were corrupt in allowing Saddam Hussein’s regime to gain billions of dollars from illegal oil exports and, while its report found no evidence that Annan had used his influence to get a $10 million contract awarded to a company that employed his son Kojo, it said the secretary general should have investigated the company more aggressively
12 years ago
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29 Mar
2004
Ireland became the first country in the world to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, including pubs, bars and restaurants. At that time smoking killed around…Ireland became the first country in the world to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, including pubs, bars and restaurants. At that time smoking killed around 500,000 of the 375 million population of the European Union each year
13 years ago
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29 Mar
2004
Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia were formally welcomed into NATO at a ceremony in Washington DC, swelling membership of the organisation to 26;…Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia were formally welcomed into NATO at a ceremony in Washington DC, swelling membership of the organisation to 26; another ceremony was later held in Brussels
13 years ago
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29 Mar
2003
The Liverpool house where John Lennon spent his childhood and wrote some of The Beatles’ first hits opened to the public. “Mendips”, where Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi…The Liverpool house where John Lennon spent his childhood and wrote some of The Beatles’ first hits opened to the public. “Mendips”, where Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi after his parents separated, was bought the previous year by his widow Yoko Ono
14 years ago
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29 Mar
2002
Israeli troops stormed Yasser Arafat’s compound in Ramallah in response to the Passover suicide bombing, battling from room to room with Arafat’s bodyguards as the Palestinian…Israeli troops stormed Yasser Arafat’s compound in Ramallah in response to the Passover suicide bombing, battling from room to room with Arafat’s bodyguards as the Palestinian leader holed up with close aides in his second-floor office
15 years ago
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29 Mar
2001
Six containers of high level nuclear waste were transferred to a temporary storage facility at Gorleben, Germany, after a 1,500-kilometre journey from France, in which some 20,000…Six containers of high level nuclear waste were transferred to a temporary storage facility at Gorleben, Germany, after a 1,500-kilometre journey from France, in which some 20,000 German police were deployed to clear protesters from the rail tracks
16 years ago
29 Mar
2000
OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna agreed to increase production after a one-year cutback. Cuts during the previous year had resulted in a tripling in oil pricesOPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna agreed to increase production after a one-year cutback. Cuts during the previous year had resulted in a tripling in oil prices
17 years ago
29 Mar
1999
Paraguayan Senate leader Angel Gonzalez Macchi was sworn in as the country's new president as his predecessor Raul Cubas was granted political asylum in BrazilParaguayan Senate leader Angel Gonzalez Macchi was sworn in as the country's new president as his predecessor Raul Cubas was granted political asylum in Brazil
18 years ago
29 Mar
1999
Cheers erupted on Wall Street as the Dow Jones index passed the 10,000 mark for the first timeCheers erupted on Wall Street as the Dow Jones index passed the 10,000 mark for the first time
18 years ago
29 Mar
1996
Three British soldiers were sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal killing of a Danish tour guide on the holiday island of CyprusThree British soldiers were sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal killing of a Danish tour guide on the holiday island of Cyprus
21 years ago
29 Mar
1996
The first match in rugby league's new European Superleague was played in Paris; Paris St Germain beat Sheffield Eagles 30-24The first match in rugby league's new European Superleague was played in Paris; Paris St Germain beat Sheffield Eagles 30-24
21 years ago
29 Mar
1994
Guatemala's government and leftist rebels signed a breakthrough human rights accord that boosted hopes of ending 33 years of civil warGuatemala's government and leftist rebels signed a breakthrough human rights accord that boosted hopes of ending 33 years of civil war
23 years ago
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29 Mar
1993
The president and two senior executives of Hoover Europe were fired after sales promotions involving free air travel were vastly oversubscribed, costing the company over £20…The president and two senior executives of Hoover Europe were fired after sales promotions involving free air travel were vastly oversubscribed, costing the company over £20 million
24 years ago
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