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The Union Carbide Pesticide factory, Bhopal 1984: Hundreds die in Bhopal chemical accident

A dense cloud of lethal gas escapes from a chemical factory in the central Indian city of Bhopal, killing hundreds of people.


Two bombs wreak havoc in Manchester, several injured 1992: Bomb explosions in Manchester
Emergency services are dealing with casualties at the scene of two bomb blasts in the centre of Manchester.

Mikhail Gorbachev and George Bush 1989: Malta summit ends Cold War
The leaders of the two world superpowers declare an end to the Cold War after two days of storm-lashed talks at the Malta summit.

1965: White jury convicts Ku Klux Klansmen
For the first time an all-white jury convicts members of the KKK over the murder of a white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

India declares a state of emergency after Pakistani attack 1971: Pakistan intensifies air raids on India
India declares a state of emergency as airports are hit during a Pakistani attack on the country.

1988: Egg industry fury over salmonella claim
Claims by a health minister that eggs contain salmonella are branded alarmist and incorrect.
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