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Anti-war demonstrations 1991: US Congress votes for war in Iraq

The United States Congress votes to authorise the use of military force against Iraq to end its occupation of Kuwait.


David Ennals fields questions at Salisbury meeting 1966: UK politicians assaulted in Rhodesia
Three visiting MPs are attacked by 400 supporters of Prime Minister Ian Smith at a rowdy meeting in Salisbury.

Sven Goran Eriksson (copyright: PA) 2001: Swedish 'Iceman' starts England job
The first foreigner to coach the England football team, Sven Goran Eriksson, flies in to start his new job.

Close up of Robert Carr 1971: British minister's home bombed
Two bombs explode at the Hertfordshire home of Employment Secretary Robert Carr causing serious damage.

Anna Climbie 2001: Climbie carers guilty of murder
The carers of an eight-year-old girl who died after being tortured and fed scraps of food like a dog are found guilty of her murder.

2003: Maurice Gibb dies after stomach op
Bee Gee Maurice Gibb dies aged 53 following a stomach operation at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.

1976: Crime writer Agatha Christie dies
The most popular novelist in the world, Dame Agatha Christie, dies leaving a rumoured multi-million pound fortune and a final book waiting to be published.
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