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Yachts in Sydney harbour 1998: Six die as huge waves smash into yachts

Six people have died after mountainous seas smashed into yachts taking part in the prestigious Sydney to Hobart race.

Sex Discrimination Act 1975 pamphlet 1975: New laws to end battle of the sexes
Radical new legislation introducing a woman's right to equal pay and status comes into force in the UK.

Rajiv Gandhi 1984: Rajiv Gandhi wins landslide election victory
Rajiv Gandhi claims a massive victory for his assassinated mother's Congress Party in the Indian general election.

2000: Freezing Britain grinds to a halt
A blanket of snow descends on the country as Arctic conditions disrupt travel.

Lord Stockton, Harold Macmillan 1986: Harold Macmillan dies
Lord Stockton, the former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, dies aged 92.

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