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This singer dies at his London home, 24 hours after announcing he was suffering from AIDS.Freddie Mercury
87.9%
The RAF joins Allied aircraft in bombing raids on Iraq as this war begins.Gulf War
85.7%
The Royal Albert Hall hosts the first tournament of this sport held outside Japan.Sumo wrestling
76.8%
This Bryan Adams single makes chart history by staying at No. 1 for a 15th consecutive week.(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
74.8%
A survey of children's school reading reveals that this author, who died 8 months ago, has overtaken Enid Blyton as the most popular children's author.Roald Dahl
74.2%
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, this left-wing political party disbands.Communist Party of Great Britain
66.6%
The Government confirms that the unpopular Community Charge is to be replaced by this tax in 1993.Council tax
62.7%
The final phase of this motorway through Oxfordshire is completed, giving the West Midlands conurbation its first direct motorway link with London.M40
61.8%
This computer retailer opens its first store in Croydon, Greater London.PC World
60.2%
This Korean carmaker begins importing cars to the UK for the first time, starting with the Pride.Kia
59.9%
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This business magnate is found dead off the coast of Tenerife; the cause of death of speculated to be suicide.Robert Maxwell
54.1%
The final section of this motorway, between Maidstone and Ashford in Kent, is opened, giving the Channel Tunnel a link to London 3 years before it opens.M20
52.9%
The Provisional IRA launch an attack on 10 Downing Street using this weapon, blowing in all the windows of the cabinet room but injuring no-one.Mortar
36.6%
This British hostage is freed after 5 years held captive in Lebanon.John McCarthy
36.6%
This Scottish runner becomes the first British gold medallist at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo.Liz McColgan
34.4%
This woman becomes the first, and to date, only Briton to go to space, flying with the Soyuz TM-12 mission.Helen Sharman
24.5%
During the harsh winter of this year, this now infamous excuse is used by British Rail to explain the severe disruption to services.The wrong type of snow
21.7%
This building at the newly developed Canary Wharf in east London, which became the UK's tallest building last June, is officially opened.One Canada Square
18.5%
The first controlled and substantial production of this type of energy is carried out at the Joint European Torus in Oxford.Fusion
18.5%
A train crash at this London terminus kills one person and injures over 500.Cannon Street
16.2%

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