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Federal Yugoslav army armoured personnel carriers near Ljubljana (27/06/91) 1991: Yugoslav troops move against Slovenia

Yugoslav tanks, troops and aircraft sweep into the small republic of Slovenia, 48 hours after it declared independence.


John F Kennedy 1963: Warm welcome for JFK in Ireland
The US President John F Kennedy visits his ancestral homeland in County Wexford.

Smoker, 1957 1957: Smoking 'causes lung cancer'
The link between smoking and lung cancer is one of 'direct cause and effect', a report by the Medical Research Council finds.

Demonstrators in Minneapolis protest against the US administration for its involvement in Nicaragua 1986: US guilty of backing Contras
The International Court of Justice finds the United States guilty of violating international law by supporting rebels in Nicaragua.

Home Secretary Merlyn Rees 1977: Home Secretary jeered on picket line
Home Secretary Merlyn Rees appeals for calm following two weeks of violent clashes outside the Grunwick factory in north London.

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