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1968
28 Jan Radiation alert following B-52 crash

31 Jan Americans alarmed by 'Tet Offensive'

04 Feb More Kenyan Asians flee to Britain

05 Feb Trawler sinks - 18 feared dead

19 Feb Damages for thalidomide children

24 Feb South Vietnamese recapture Hue

26 Feb Hospital blaze kills 21 patients

04 Apr Martin Luther King shot dead

06 Apr United States erupts in race violence

07 Apr Jim Clark killed in car smash

10 Apr Dozens die in NZ ferry disaster

14 Apr Berlin student unrest worsens

20 Apr Powell slates immigration policy

23 Apr Decimal coins reach the high street

03 May Surgeons conduct UK's first heart transplant

13 May Workers join Paris student protest

24 May De Gaulle: 'Back me or sack me'

29 May Manchester Utd win European Cup

04 Jun Dover begins bird purge

05 Jun Robert Kennedy injured in shooting

08 Jun James Earl Ray quizzed over King death

11 Jun French student rebel arrives in UK

21 Jun Egg board 'should be scrapped'

24 Jun Rail go-slow begins

04 Jul Alec Rose sails home

29 Jul Pope renews birth control ban

21 Aug Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'

16 Sep Post Office backs first class service

27 Sep Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

02 Oct Student riots threaten Mexico Olympics

02 Oct Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain

05 Oct Londonderry march ends in violence

17 Oct Black athletes make silent protest

27 Oct Police clash with anti-war protesters

06 Nov Nixon wins close contest for president

26 Nov Race discrimination law tightened

30 Nov Shops told to stop conning customers

17 Dec Mary Bell found guilty of double killing

24 Dec First astronauts orbit Moon
 
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