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Ousted East German leader Erich Honecker 1989: East Germany leader ousted

The Communist leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, is forced to step down as leader of the country after a series of health problems.


Alec Douglas-Home 1963: Aristocrat is new prime minister
A Scottish Earl, Lord Home, wins a bitter contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party to become Britain's new prime minister.

Venera 4 lander (picture courtesy NSSDC) 1967: Soviets glimpse beneath clouds of Venus
The Soviet Union sends a space probe beneath the cloud cover around Venus for the first time.

Carlo Gambino's coffin is carried into the church 1976: Funeral of Mafia boss held in NY
The funeral of Carlo Gambino takes place in New York following his death on Friday.

Liz Hurley's Estee Lauder advert 2000: Hurley mocked at premiere
Liz Hurley has been greeted by protesters at the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Bedazzled.

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