On This Day - 3rd March 2016

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On This Day in 1985: Miners call off year-long strike

Coal Miner

Miners' leaders voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
Miners' leader Arthur Scargill said "the campaign against job losses will continue — but miners will return to work on Tuesday."
The final vote by the National Union of Mineworkers national executive was close; 98 to 91 for a return to work.



On This Day in 2005: 2005: Steve Fossett sets solo flight record

Steve Fossett

Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling.
He completed his mission despite a fuel shortage, landing the Virgin GlobalFlyer at 1950 GMT in Salina, Kansas, from where he took off from.
The US millionaire had considered aborting the trip and landing in Hawaii, but he decided to press on because of favourable tail winds.
"What a day!" he said as he emerged from the plane after a 67-hour journey.



On This Day in 1911: Jean Harlow born

Jean Harlow

Born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911, Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.





On This Day in 1969: Led Zeppelin recorded their first BBC Radio 1 'Top Gear' session.

Led Zep

During the afternoon at the Playhouse Theatre in London, songs recorded were 'Dazed And Confused', 'Communication Breakdown', 'You Shook Me' and 'I Can't Quit You Baby'.
Free, The Moody Blues and Deep Purple were also in session on the show.

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