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Rosa Parks (r) on bus 1955: Black woman challenges race law

A black woman is arrested by police in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person.


Sir William Beveridge 1942: Beveridge lays welfare foundations
The British Government unveils plans for a welfare state offering care to all from the cradle to the grave.

Tunnel breakthrough links Britain to the Continent 1990: Tunnel links UK and Europe
Britain and France are joined for the first time in thousands of years as the last wall of rock separating two halves of the Channel Tunnel is removed.

Joseph Stalin, Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill 1943: Allies united after Tehran conference
Winston Churchill, President Franklin D Roosevelt and Marshall Joseph Stalin make their first joint declaration against the Axis Powers.

David Ben-Gurion in 1948 1973: Israel's founding father dies
Israel's flags fly at half-mast after former Israeli statesmen David Ben-Gurion dies.

1986: Surprise inquiry into Guinness affairs
Guinness shares plunge by 300m as the government orders an inquiry into the affairs of the company.

1965: Sweeping changes to British farming
The government puts forward a plan to improve the lot of both farmers and consumers by encouraging intensive farming.
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