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President Bush addresses the Madrid conference 1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference

US President George Bush encourages Arabs and Israelis to "lay down the past" in his opening speech to the Middle East peace conference in Spain.


Father Jerzy Popieluszko 1984: Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered
Father Jerzy Popieluszko, an outspoken supporter of Poland's banned trade union, is found dead 11 days after he was kidnapped.

Nicholas Reed 1981: Euthanasia chief jailed over suicides
The secretary of the UK's pro-euthanasia group Exit is sentenced to two and a half years for aiding and abetting suicide.

Houses of Parliament 1957: Lords to admit first women peers
The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages.

Kew Observatory 1961: World condemns Russia's nuclear test
Russia explodes biggest ever nuclear device provoking widespread anger from around the world.

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Top Story 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead
Top Story 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon
Top Story 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut
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