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2000: Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy
US federal agents seize six-year-old Elian Gonzalez in a early morning raid on his relatives' home.

1959: Dame Margot Fonteyn released from jail
The British ballerina arrives in New York after spending 24 hours in a Panamanian prison.

1997: Troops storm embassy in Peru
The four-month siege of the Japanese embassy in Peru ends in gunfire and explosions as troops storm in.

1971: Haitian dictator dies
Haiti's ruler, Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, has died after 14 years in power.

1980: Deposed ministers executed in Liberia
Thirteen leading officials of the ousted government in Liberia have been publicly executed on the orders of the new military regime.


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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

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

24 April
Top Story: 1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London

25 April
Top Story: 1980: Tehran hostage rescue mission fails


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