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Photo of Three Mile Island nuclear plant 1979: Nuclear leak causes alarm in America

Radioactive steam leaks into the atmosphere at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania prompting fears for the safety of the plant's 500 workers.

Inquest returns a verdict of accidental deaths for victims of the Hillsborough disaster 1991: Family anger at Hillsborough verdict
A jury returns a verdict of accidental death at the end of the inquest of 95 Liverpool football fans crushed to death in Sheffield.

Dr Martin Luther King 1965: Thousands join Dr King in Alabama rally
Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery in Alabama.

An early General Election will be called as the government loses vote of confidence ballot 1979: Early election as Callaghan defeated
Prime Minister James Callaghan loses a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one - forcing him to call an early general election.

Ian MacGregor's new appointment has met with strong opposition 1983: Macgregor named as coal boss
Ian Macgregor, leader of the British Steel Corporation is named as the new chairman of the National Coal Board.

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Top Story 1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre
Top Story 1981: President Reagan is shot
Top Story 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory
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