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1956: Macmillan unveils premium bond scheme
The British Chancellor Harold Macmillan unveils plans for a new state saving scheme offering cash prizes instead of interest.

1955: Albert Einstein dies
Eminent scientist Dr Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, dies in hospital aged 76.

1988: 'Ivan the Terrible' guilty of war crimes
A retired US car worker has been found guilty of Nazi war crimes.

1994: Killing spreads in Rwanda
The ethnic violence in Rwandan capital Kigali is spreading throughout the country, aid officials say.

1996: Greek tourists killed by Egyptian gunmen
Seventeen Greek tourists and an Egyptian tour guide have been killed by gunmen in Cairo.

1978: Carter wins Panama Canal battle
The US Senate has narrowly backed President Carter's controversial Panama Canal treaty.

1960: Thousands protest against H-bomb
At least 60,000 demonstrators gather in Trafalgar Square to mark the end of the Aldermaston to London "ban the bomb" march


Around this Day

15 April
Top Story: 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen

16 April
Top Story: 1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years

17 April
Top Story: 1986: British journalist McCarthy kidnapped

19 April
Top Story: 1995: Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing

20 April
Top Story: 1999: Students 'kill dozens' at Denver school

21 April
Top Story: 1945: Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin


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