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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1971'

  • First divorce is granted under the new Divorce Act, allowing irretrievable breakdown of marriage as sole ground

  • Sixty-six football fans die at Ibrox, Glasgow, after crowd barriers collapse

  • Decimal currency launched

  • First British soldier dies in riot in Northern Ireland

  • Daily Mail goes tabloid

  • Christian Barnard, the surgeon who carried out the first heart transplant, performs a combined heart and lung transplant

  • Crash helmets to be compulsory for motorcyclists

  • Harvey Smith wins the British Show Jumping Derby but is disqualified for making a two-fingered gesture

  • Internment without trial is introduced in Northern Ireland under new emergency powers

  • AA says it costs from 8 to 9 a week to run a family car



 
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