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'1969'

  • 1,600 women workers at Ford win equal pay with male colleagues

  • Test tube fertilisation pioneered by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards at University of Cambridge and Oldham General Hospital

  • Kray twins and four others jailed for murder after longest ever Old Bailey trial

  • Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton win two-year battle to be allowed to wear turbans

  • Concorde makes maiden flight from Bristol to France

  • High grade crude oil discovered in the North Sea

  • Two thalidomide-damaged boys win a total of 33,600 damages in the high Court

  • Neil Armstrong becomes first man on the moon

  • British troops sent to Northern Ireland

  • ITV makes its first colour transmissions



 
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