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John Travolta dances with Diana, Princess of Wales 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana

The royal couple end their first day of a four-day visit to the States at a gala dinner in Washington hosted by President Reagan.


John F Kennedy 1960: Narrow victory for John F Kennedy
Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States.

Yew Tree Farm 1979: Paperboy's killers convicted
Four men are found guilty of killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater. Eighteen years later their convictions were quashed.

Berliners clamber over wall 1989: Berliners celebrate the fall of the Wall
The Berlin Wall is dramatically breached after nearly three decades of keeping East and West Berliners apart.

General de Gaulle 1970: France mourns death of de Gaulle
One of the greatest figures in the history of France, General Charles de Gaulle, dies at his home of a heart attack.

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Top Story 1956: Allied forces take control of Suez
Top Story 1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote
Top Story 1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen
Top Story 1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists
Top Story 2004: Veteran leader Yasser Arafat is dead
Top Story 1982: Solidarity leader Walesa released
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