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President Eisenhower in 1945 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans

America will stand by West Germans in their efforts to remain strong and free, the US President pledges.

Ian Smtih 1975: Rhodesia peace talks fail
Talks between the Rhodesian Government and the African National Council collapse acrimoniously.

Zola Budd 1985: Budd smashes 5,000m record
Controversial athlete Zola Budd breaks the world 5,000m record.

Heart pump 1994: Man gets 'bionic' heart
A man is given the world's first battery-operated heart in a pioneering operation in Britain.

Sherri Finkbine and her husband Robert 1962: Abortion mother returns home
An American mother-of-four is on her way home amid a storm of controversy after having an abortion in Sweden.

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Top Story 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse
Top Story 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender
Top Story 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten
Top Story 1963: King's dream for racial harmony
Top Story 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth
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