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Nehru and Gandhi 1964: Light goes out in India as Nehru dies

Jawaharlal Nehru, the founder of modern India and its current prime minister, dies suddenly at the age of 74.

Anthony Eden speaking at the first Party Political Broadcast on the BBC, 1951 1955: Election victory for Tories under Eden
Anthony Eden's Conservatives win the general election with a clear majority, ending a five-year political stalemate.

Jomo Kenyatta 1963: Kenyatta to be Kenya's first premier
Jomo Kenyatta is certain to become prime minister after his party, Kenya African Nation Union, won the country's first general election.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1994: Dissident writer Solzhenitsyn returns
Alexander Solzhenitsyn flies back to his native Russia after 20 years living in exile.

Blair Peach's funeral 1980: Peach death was 'misadventure'
The jury at the inquest of Blair Peach, the London teacher who died in a demonstration last year, returns a verdict of misadventure.

2000: GM blunder leaves farmers in uproar
Scottish farmers who accidentally planted genetically modified seeds say they will fight for compensation.
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