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Good Friday Agreement 1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached

The Northern Ireland peace talks have ended with an historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.

Homeless people after the Iran earthquake 1972: Earthquake kills thousands in Iran
At least 4,000 people die in a massive earthquake in southern Iran which flattens entire towns and villages.

Capsized ferry 1968: Dozens die in NZ ferry disaster
Fifty-one people die when a ferry capsizes in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, during one of the worst storms ever to hit the country.

Maze Prison 1981: Hunger striker elected MP
Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has been elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

Sacked Aldi manager Mark Hedley 2000: Damages for sacked HIV manager
A shop manager who was sacked for being HIV positive is to receive thousands of pounds in compensation.

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