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14 Jan Heiress Lesley Whittle kidnapped

11 Feb Tories choose first woman leader

13 Feb Miners set for 35 per cent pay rises

27 Feb PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory

28 Feb Dozens killed in Moorgate Tube crash

04 Mar Comic genius Chaplin is knighted

07 Mar Kidnapped heiress found strangled

25 Mar Saudi's King Faisal assassinated

25 Mar National Front rallies against Europe

13 Apr Beirut street battle leaves 17 dead

13 Apr 'Cambridge rapist' strikes again

21 Apr Vietnam's President Thieu resigns

24 Apr Baader-Meinhof blow up embassy

26 Apr Labour votes to leave the EEC

30 Apr Saigon surrenders

24 May Journalists leave fallen Saigon

09 Jun First live broadcast of Parliament

06 Jun UK embraces Europe in referendum

12 Jun Gandhi found guilty of corruption

19 Jun Missing earl guilty of murder

05 Jul Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history

19 Aug Davis campaigners stop Test match

26 Aug Rhodesia peace talks fail

05 Sep London Hilton bombed

22 Sep Bomb blasts rock Northern Ireland

24 Sep First Britons conquer Everest

01 Oct Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'

03 Oct London's Spaghetti House siege ends

09 Oct Man killed in Piccadilly bomb blast

10 Oct Liz Taylor and Richard Burton remarry

21 Oct Herrema kidnappers under siege

29 Oct Franco's 36-year reign ends

03 Nov North Sea oil begins to flow

07 Nov IRA kidnappers release industrialist

11 Nov Divided Angola gets independence

20 Nov Spanish dictator Franco dies

27 Nov TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

29 Nov Graham Hill killed in air crash

06 Dec Couple under siege in Balcombe Street

11 Dec Attack on British vessels heightens Cod War

12 Dec Balcombe Street siege ends

29 Dec New laws to end battle of the sexes
2005: Key Anniversaries
0 8 May 1945
Rejoicing at end of war in Europe

0 13 July 1985
Live Aid makes millions for Africa

0 4 November 1995
Israeli PM shot dead

0 11 November 1965
Rhodesia breaks from the UK

0 1 December 1955
Black woman challenges race law

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