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Corazon Aquino 1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president

The new Philippines president Corazon Aquino is sworn in today, bringing to an end 20 years of dictatorship under Ferdinand Marcos.

Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston 1964: Cassius Clay crowned world champion
Cassius Clay, 22, is crowned heavyweight boxing world champion after a shock win over Sonny Liston.

Dr Baruch Goldstein 1994: Jewish settler kills 30 at holy site
A Jewish doctor opens fire on Palestinians praying at a mosque in Hebron, killing up to 30 people.

Nikita Khrushchev 1956: Khrushchev lashes out at Stalin
In a sensational speech to the Communist Party, the Soviet President denounces Joseph Stalin as a brutal despot.

1972: Miners call off crippling coal strike
Miners vote overwhelmingly in favour of a pay settlement after a seven-week strike that has seriously affected power supply.

1991: Birmingham Six on verge of freedom
After 17 years in prison, the Birmingham Six may soon be released after government law officers say their convictions cannot be considered safe.

1982: Parents can stop school beatings
The European Court of Human Rights rules corporal punishment in Britain's schools is a violation of the Human Rights Convention.
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