History by Locomotive 317
History by Locomotive no. 317 - 1980
* Four Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorists kill two civilians and hold bank staff and customers hostage in Silverton.
* Fifty die at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia when a Vostok-2M rocket explodes on its launch pad during fueling.
* A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reefs gold mine plunges 1.9 kilometres, killing 23.
* Samuel Doe seizes power in a coup in Liberia that ends over 130 years of democratic presidential succession.
* Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom with Robert Mugabe as Prime Minister.
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978