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Palestinian bus showing gun damage 1975: Beirut street battle leaves 17 dead

At least 17 people are killed and 30 wounded in a gun battle between Palestinian guerrillas and Christian militants in Beirut.


Neil Kinnock 1992: Labour's Neil Kinnock resigns
Neil Kinnock resigns as Labour Party leader blaming the Conservative-backed press for his party's defeat at the general election.

Villagers protest after the shootings 1989: Six killed in West Bank village raid
At least six Palestinians have been killed in an early morning raid by Israeli soldiers on an Arab village on the West Bank.

City of Cambridge 1975: 'Cambridge rapist' strikes again
Police believe a woman attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning was the sixth victim of a serial rapist operating in Cambridge.

Sidney Poitier 1964: Poitier breaks new ground with Oscar win
Sidney Poitier has become the first black person to win the best actor Oscar.

1997: Tiger Woods wins Masters at 21
Golfing sensation Tiger Woods wins the US Masters, the youngest player ever to do so.
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