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Indira Gandhi pictured in 1959 1966: Indira Gandhi takes charge in India

The only daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, becomes the first woman prime minister of India.


Trawlers 1973: Super tug to defend fishing fleet
A super tug is sent to protect British trawlers from Icelandic patrol boats as the dispute over cod fishing rights intensifies.

Mike Gatting 1990: Rebel cricketers face storm of protest
Police in Johannesburg armed with batons and dogs break up a demonstration against the rebel cricketers who are defying a ban on playing in segregated South Africa.

Alan and Judith Kilshaw with the twins 2001: 'Internet twins' taken into care
The American twin girls at the centre of an internet adoption scandal are seized from a hotel in north Wales and taken into care.

Christopher Nolan with unicorn stick strapped to his head 1988: Disabled author wins Whitbread
Writer Christopher Nolan, who cannot move or speak because of an accident at birth, wins the Whitbread Book of the Year prize.

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