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Fidel Castro addresses the crowd after his inauguaration 1959: Castro sworn in as Cuban PM

Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro becomes the country's youngest ever premier.


Mangled remains of the bus after it was attacked 2001: Serbs killed in Kosovo pilgrimage
At least seven Serbs are killed in a bomb attack on a bus making its way to a religious ceremony in Kosovo.

Photograph of former MoD secretary Clive Ponting 1985: Falklands' row civil servant resigns
Ministry of Defence assistant secretary Clive Ponting resigns from his post over the Belgrano affair.

Miners with Tower Bridge and Tower of London in background 1972: Miners' strike turns off the lights
Many homes and businesses will be without electricity for up to nine hours a day from today, the Central Electricity Generating Board has announced.

Train 1965: Beeching plans for 'bloated' railways
A second report from British Railways Board chairman Dr Richard Beeching outlines transport needs for the next 25 years.

2005: Kyoto Protocol comes into force
The Kyoto Protocol that aims to slow down global warming takes effect but the US remains outside it.
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