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Events from the year 1987 in the United Kingdom. At the beginning of the year, the Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy Terry Waite was kidnapped in Lebanon and remained a hostage until 1991. The major political event of this year was the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in June, making her the longest continuously serving Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in the early 19th century. The year was also marked by a number of disasters — the sinking of the ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise, the Hungerford massacre, the "Great Storm", the Remembrance Day Bombing in Northern Ireland and the King's Cross fire.

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  • Inflation remains low for the sixth year running, standing at 4.2% for 1987. [9]

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  1. ^ a b c d Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-141-02715-0.  
  2. ^ "The History Of The British Airways Museum - 1987". http://www.bamuseum.com/museumhistory80-90.html. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  3. ^ "Mrs Payne is no brothel Madam". BBC. 1987-02-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/11/newsid_2539000/2539565.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  4. ^ "Synod says 'yes' to women priests". BBC. 1987-02-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516299.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  5. ^ "Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes". BBC. 1987-03-06. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/6/newsid_2515000/2515923.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  6. ^ "MP on gay sex charges". BBC. 1987-04-16. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/16/newsid_2524000/2524727.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  7. ^ a b Palmer, Alan & Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 453–454. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.  
  8. ^ "FA Cup Final 1987". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. http://www.webcitation.org/5hDNKuEAV. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
  9. ^ "Thatcher wins record third term". BBC. 1987-06-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/11/newsid_2511000/2511095.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  10. ^ "Flying Squad foils £80m robbery". BBC. 2004-05-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3723839.stm. Retrieved 2007-08-04.  
  11. ^ "Cartoonist shot in London street". BBC. 1987-07-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/22/newsid_2516000/2516089.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  12. ^ "Archer wins record damages". BBC. 1987-07-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/24/newsid_2514000/2514059.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  13. ^ "Newspaper caught in Spycatcher row". BBC. 1987-07-31. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/31/newsid_2492000/2492169.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  14. ^ "DLR history timeline". http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/dlr/history/2982.aspx. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  15. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 614–616. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.  
  16. ^ "Information about the Order of the Garter, the most senior British order of chivalry". The Official website of the British Monarchy. http://www.qmmemorial.gov.uk/output/Page4878.asp. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  17. ^ "Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage". BBC. 1987-08-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/19/newsid_2534000/2534669.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  18. ^ "Maclennan replaces Owen in SDP". BBC. 1987-08-27. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/27/newsid_2535000/2535933.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  19. ^ "Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium". BBC. 1987-09-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_2503000/2503885.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  20. ^ "Ban lifted on MI5 man's memoirs". BBC. 1987-09-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/23/newsid_2528000/2528695.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  21. ^ "Search ends for Loch Ness monster". BBC. 1987-10-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/11/newsid_3166000/3166741.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  22. ^ "Fiji one step closer to a republic". BBC. 1987-10-15. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/15/newsid_2533000/2533183.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  23. ^ "Hurricane winds batter southern England". BBC. 1987-10-16. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/16/newsid_2533000/2533219.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  24. ^ "Shares plunge after Wall Street crash". BBC. 1987-10-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/19/newsid_3959000/3959713.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  25. ^ "Lester Piggott jailed for three years". BBC. 1987-10-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/23/newsid_3755000/3755282.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  26. ^ "Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen". BBC. 1987-11-08. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/8/newsid_2515000/2515113.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  27. ^ "King's Cross station fire 'kills 27'". BBC. 1987-11-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/18/newsid_2519000/2519675.stm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  28. ^ "Our history". Eurotunnel. http://ww2.eurotunnel.com/ukcP3Main/ukcCorporate/ukcAboutUs/ukcOurHistory/ukpHistory.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  

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