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Hungarian revolution 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets in Hungary to demand an end to Soviet rule.


Remains of the US Battalion Landing Team headquarters 1983: Beirut blasts kill US and French troops
At least 146 American marines and 27 French servicemen have been killed after two separate bomb attacks on military headquarters in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

General John de Chastelain 2001: IRA begins decommissioning weapons
The Northern Ireland peace process reaches an historic breakthrough as the IRA announce they are decommissioning their weapons.

The car involved in the shooting 1971: Two women shot at Belfast checkpoint
British soldiers kill sisters Mary Ellen Meehan and Dorothy Maguire in a car speeding towards a checkpoint.

Winston Churchill 1951: Churchill denies 'warmonger' claims
The Conservative leader, Winston Churchill, winds up his election campaign by denying he is a warmonger

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Top Story 1967: Thousands join anti-war movement
Top Story 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan
Top Story 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail
Top Story 1945: United Nations Organisation is born
Top Story 1983: US troops invade Grenada
Top Story 1994: Israel and Jordan make peace
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