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Picture of F-117 nighthawk flying over mountains 1991: US bombers strike civilians in Baghdad

Hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed and wounded in Baghdad by American bombers.

Patrice Lumumba 1961: Ex-Congo PM declared dead
Officials in the Congolese province of Katanga declare former Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba dead.

Stephen Kelly 2001: Landmark Aids case begins in Scotland
A man goes on trial in Glasgow for knowingly infecting a woman with the HIV virus in a case believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

Anna Ford 1978: Ford makes her ITN debut
Tomorrow's World presenter Anna Ford has been officially announced as ITN's first female newsreader.

Photo of Scottish miners' leader Mike McGahey 1975: Miners set for 35 per cent pay rises
British mineworkers' leaders agree to accept the coal board's latest pay offer of up to 35%.

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