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1995: Many feared dead in Oklahoma bombing
President Clinton condemns the "evil cowards" behind a huge car bomb which has killed at least 80 people.

2005: Ratzinger is elected as new Pope
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected as the Pope - the head of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics.

1993: Waco cult siege ends with inferno
At least 70 people are feared to have died in a fire at the besieged headquarters of the Branch Davidian sect near Waco, Texas.

1956: Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly
Prince Rainier III of Monaco marries film actress Grace Kelly in a religious ceremony at the Cathedral of Monaco.

1972: 'Bloody Sunday' report excuses Army
The British army is largely cleared of blame for Bloody Sunday which ended in the deaths of 14 civilians in Northern Ireland.

2001: Drugs firms withdraw from Aids case
The world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have backed out of a landmark court battle over cheap anti-Aids drugs.


Around this Day

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

17 April
Top Story: 1986: British journalist McCarthy kidnapped

18 April
Top Story: 1956: Macmillan unveils premium bond scheme

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

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

22 April
Top Story: 2000: Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy


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