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Pope John Paul II 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

Pope John Paul II calls on the people of Ireland to end all violence and return to "the ways of peace".

Nikita Khrushchev 1960: Khrushchev anger erupts at UN
Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschchev thumps his desk and interrupts UN speeches to show disapproval.

Pope John Paul's lying-in-state 1978: Catholics mourn Pope's death
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church dies after the shortest papal reign in history.

Space Shuttle Discovery 1988: Shuttle blasts US back into space
The United States successfully launches its first manned space mission since the Challenger disaster two and a half years ago.

Cow (PA) 1997: Scientists confirm brain diseases link
British scientists say they have established a link between a human brain disease - vCJD - and one found in cows - BSE.

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