20th March
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1995 Tokyo, Japan: Nerve Gas Attack on Subway

It was on this day that lethal sarin gas was released on the subway at Kasumigaseki station. It was at the height of the rush hour. The group responsible were from the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult.

12 were killed, 5,500 were treated in hospital. Most recovered but some were injured for life with eye, lung and digestive system damage. Were it not for the fact that the gas could not circulate properly, tens of thousands could have been killed.

It was on this day...
1966 Football World Cup Stolen

(For our American readers: Soccer World Cup.) The £30,000 solid gold Jules Rimet trophy had been on display at Central Hall in Westminster, London.

The World Cup was named The Jules Rimet trophy after a French lawyer who was a president of FIFA and initiated the World Cup competition in 1929.

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1952 Humphrey Bogart wins his only Oscar, for The African Queen.

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry on the Rock of Gibraltar.

1970 Steve McQueen's team wins Grand Prix in Florida.

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