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John F Kennedy (r) taking the oath of allegiance 1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president

The Democrat John F Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.


Prisoners kneeling in front of guards at Camp X-Ray 2002: Camp X-Ray pictures spark outrage
Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taleban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military.

Map of the Antarctic 1958: Explorers meet at South Pole
Members of the team attempting the first surface crossing of the Antarctic have joined up at the South Pole.

Prime Minister Edward Heath 1972: UK unemployment tops one million
The number of people out of work and claiming benefit rises above one million, causing uproar in the House of Commons.

Mounted police confront hooligans 1987: Police crack down on soccer hooligans
Police carry out a series of dawn raids and make 26 arrests in their biggest operation so far against violence in and around football stadiums.

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Top Story 1991: 'Mother of all Battles' begins
Top Story 1991: Iraqi Scud missiles hit Israel
Top Story 1966: Indira Gandhi takes charge in India
Top Story 1981: Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days
Top Story 1990: Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan
Top Story 1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal
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