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US marines helicopter 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon

At least eight people are killed including an American officer when Viet Cong artillery shells the South Vietnamese capital.


St Laurent du Pont 1970: Nightclub inferno 'wipes out generation'
A fire at a nightclub in France has killed 142 people, most of them teenagers.

The Rhine 1986: Chemical spill turns Rhine red
A catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basle, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the river Rhine, turning it red.

Connaught Palace shopping centre ablaze 1984: Violence follows Gandhi killing
Rioting breaks out in parts of India following yesterday's assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Geoffrey Howe 1990: Howe resigns over Europe policy
The UK's deputy Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Howe, has resigned after disagreements over the government's Europe policy.

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Top Story 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut
Top Story 2004: George W Bush wins second term
Top Story 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary
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