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Overturned car 1995: Riots break out in Brixton

Hundreds of black and white youths are on the streets of Brixton, in south London attacking police, ransacking shops and burning cars after the death of a black man in police custody.


Police commando runs for cover (copyright: AP) 2001: Suicide attack on Indian parliament
A group of gunmen breaks through tight security to attack the parliament building in the Indian capital, New Delhi.

Lech Walesa 1981: Military crackdown on Polish people
Military rulers in Poland have declared a state of emergency after imposing martial law and placing leaders of the Solidarity trade union under arrest.

New compensation deal offered to Thalidomide victims 1972: New offer for Thalidomide victims
More than 300 British victims of the Thalidomide drug are being offered a compensation deal said to be worth 11.85m.

Monkey Able strapped into space capsule 1958: Monkey lost after space flight
The search for a small bushy-tailed monkey fired into space in the nose cone of a Jupiter missile is called off.

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