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Zhang Chunqiao 1976: China's 'Gang of Four' arrested

The new head of the Communist Party, Hua Goufeng, snuffs out a coup led by Chairman Mao's widow Jiang Qing and three others party members.


Alastair Burnet presenting the BBC's October 1974 General Election Results Programme 1974: Labour scrapes working majority
Harold Wilson's Labour government wins a second term in office - but only just.

Divers make adjustments to the assembly used to raise the Mary Rose wreck 1982: Mary Rose rises after 437 years
The Mary Rose, flagship of King Henry VIII, rises to the surface after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent.

The Move outside the High Court with Tony Secunda (left) - Picture by Press Association, courtesy of The Move Online 1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology
The Move pop group apologises in the High Court to the Prime Minister for a "violent and malicious personal attack".

Loch Ness 1987: Search ends for Loch Ness monster
A huge sonar exploration of Loch Ness fails to find the world famous monster known affectionately as Nessie.

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