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Soldiers in Baku 1990: Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan

President Mikhail Gorbachev announces Red Army troops have been sent into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.

James Hanratty 1962: 'A6 murder' trial begins
James Hanratty, accused of murdering a physicist in a lay-by on the A6, enters a plea of "not guilty".

Dr Andrei Sakharov 1980: Soviet dissident Sakharov banished
One of the Soviet Union's most outspoken critics, nuclear physicist Dr Andrei Sakharov, is sent into internal exile for his outspoken views.

Striker 1979: Public sector strike paralyses country
Tens of thousands of public sector workers take part in a day of action - the biggest mass stoppage since 1926 - in support of a claim for more pay.

injection 2001: MMR triple vaccine declared safe
The government launches a 3m campaign to convince parents the controversial MMR triple vaccine is safe.

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Top Story 1966: Indira Gandhi takes charge in India
Top Story 1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president
Top Story 1981: Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days
Top Story 1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal
Top Story 1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy
Top Story 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
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