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Hector Petersen is carried away by Mbuyiswa Makhubo after the riots 1976: Soweto protest turns violent

Violence spreads through South African townships in clashes between police and demonstrators.

Photograph of Valentina Tereshkova 1963: Soviets launch first woman into space
Valentina Tereshkova, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union becomes the first woman in space.

Imre Nagy 1989: Hungary reburies fallen hero Imre Nagy
Thousands of Hungarians attend the funeral of the leader of the 1956 uprising executed in 1958 by the Soviets.

Diana: Her True Story 1992: Controversial Diana book published
An explosive new book about the Princess of Wales, including claims she attempted suicide, is published by author Andrew Morton.

Hospital picket line 1982: Welsh miners back health workers
South Wales coalfield comes to a standstill as miners strike in support of health workers.

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