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Klaus Fuchs 1950: Communist spy jailed for 14 years

Nuclear scientist Klaus Fuchs is sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for espionage.

The first h-bomb explodes at Enewatek Atoll on 1 November 1952 1954: US tests hydrogen bomb in Bikini
The biggest explosion ever made by man is witnessed in the Pacific when US scientists explode their second H-bomb at Bikini Atoll.

Fred West 1994: West charged as death toll mounts
Fred West is charged with two further murders following the discovery of more human remains in the garden of his Gloucester home.

Gunman from Palestinian group Black September in Saudi embassy in Khartoum 1973: Palestinian gunmen hold diplomats in Sudan
The armed Palestinian group Black September has seized the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum.

Miners march on Parliament in 1972 1971: Workers down tools over union rights
Hundreds of thousands of workers across Britain take part in an unofficial day of protest against the government's new industrial relations Bill.

1966: Britain to go decimal in 1971
Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan confirms the "historic and momentous" decision to change over to decimal coinage.

1990: Secrets act gags whistleblowers
Whistleblowers and journalists will, from today, risk criminal prosecution if they reveal information viewed as damaging to the defence of the UK.
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