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Begin and Sadat shake hands 1979: Israel and Egypt shake hands on peace deal

In a ceremony at the White House, Israel and Egypt end 30 years of war with a handshake, after the signing of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

Pope John Paul II 2000: Pope prays for Holocaust forgiveness
Pope John Paul II, visiting Jerusalem, has prayed for forgiveness for those involved in the Holocaust.

Social Democrats launch their new political party 1981: 'Gang of four' launches new party
The Social Democrats launch their new political party pledging to 'reconcile the nation' and 'heal divisions between classes'.

Landmark compensation deal for miners who suffered ill health 1999: Record compensation for miners
Ex-miners suffering from lung diseases win the biggest industrial injuries case in British legal history.

The Stock Exchange 1973: Stock Exchange admits women
Women are allowed on to the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time in the institution's 200 year history.

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Top Story 1975: Saudi's King Faisal assassinated
Top Story 1977: Hundreds dead in Tenerife plane crash
Top Story 1979: Nuclear leak causes alarm in America
Top Story 1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre
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