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1999: Students 'kill dozens' at Denver school
A shooting spree by two American high school students is feared to have left up to 25 people dead.

1968: Powell slates immigration policy
The Conservative right-winger Enoch Powell has made a hard-hitting speech attacking the government's immigration policy.

1974: 'Troubles' death toll hits 1,000
The conflict in Northern Ireland has claimed its 1,000th victim, a petrol station owner from County Fermanagh.

1953: UN and Korea begin prisoner exchange
The US and Korea swap sick and wounded prisoners of war at Panmunjon.

1972: Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis
The Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon lands after a seven-hour crisis which nearly aborts the mission.


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

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

23 April
Top Story: 1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots


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