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Fred West 1995: Serial killer West found hanged

Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, is found dead in his prison cell.

The Millennium Dome 2000: World celebrates New Millennium
Billions of people around the world welcome in the New Millennium with some of the most spectacular celebrations ever seen.

Aerial view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels 1973: Britain joins the EEC
The United Kingdom becomes a fully-fledged member of the European Economic Community.

Donald Woods waving at crowds 1978: Newspaper editor flees South Africa
Newspaper editor Donald Woods arrives in London after fleeing South Africa's apartheid regime.

President of Cuba Fulgencio Batista 1959: Rebel army drives out Cuban dictator
The President of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, flees the country in the face of a relentless advance by the rebel army of Fidel Castro.

2002: Celebrations as euro hits the streets
Twelve of the European Union's 15 countries wake up to life with a new currency as the euro reaches the streets.
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Top Story 1994: Gunman kills two women at abortion clinic
Top Story 1964: Campbell speeds to double record
Top Story 1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster
Top Story 1980: Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion
Top Story 1967: Campbell killed during record attempt
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