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President Clinton shakes hands with Gerry Adams 1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland

Bill Clinton, the first serving US president to visit Northern Ireland, gets a rapturous welcome by both Catholics and Protestants.


Fire visible at back of ship 1994: Blazing liner abandoned off east Africa
Almost 1,000 people are forced to abandon the Achille Lauro in the Indian Ocean after it catches fire.

Number 10 Downing Street 1982: Animal activists bomb Downing Street
A letter bomb explodes inside the British Prime Minister's London residence injuring a member of staff.

Real sheepskin coats sign in shop window 1968: Shops told to stop conning customers
Shopkeepers will face prosecution under a new trade law if they do not tell the truth about the goods they are selling from now on.

Winston Churchill 1954: Winston Churchill turns 80
The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, celebrates his 80th birthday in a day of ceremonies and tributes to his remarkable career.

1999: T-bone steaks on sale by Christmas
The ban on beef on the bone is to be lifted next month, with T-bone steaks and ribs of beef back on sale for the first tmie in two years.
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Top Story 1963: Canadian air disaster kills 118
Top Story 1955: Black woman challenges race law
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