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Nixon and wife with crowd on the Great Wall of China 1972: Nixon makes historic visit to China

US President Richard Nixon arrives in China at the start of a week-long summit aimed at ending 20 years of frosty relations between the two countries.

Malcolm X 1965: Black nationalist leader shot dead
Controversial black leader Malcolm X, who once called for a "blacks-only" state in the US, has been assassinated.

James Robinson 1997: 'Bridgewater Three' freed
Three men jailed 18 years ago for the murder of 13-year-old paper boy Carl Bridgewater are released after their convictions are ruled unsafe.

Pig on a farm in Hook, East Yorkshire 2001: Ban follows foot-and-mouth outbreak
The European Commission bans all British milk, meat and livestock exports following the UK's first outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease for two decades.

Jimmy Swaggart confesses his affair 1988: TV evangelist quits over sex scandal
Jimmy Swaggart, America's leading television evangelist, resigns from his ministry after revelations he had been consorting with a prostitute.

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