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1986: Berlin disco bombed
A bomb explodes in La Belle disco crowded with US servicemen in Berlin, Germany, killing at least two and injuring over 100.

1976: Billionaire Howard Hughes dies
One of the world's richest men dies on a plane to Houston, Texas, having spent two decades in seclusion.

1976: Callaghan is new prime minister
James Callaghan wins the Labour leadership contest and takes over at Number 10 Downing Street.

1955: Sir Winston Churchill resigns
Sir Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister of Britain due to failing health.

1970: West German envoy killed by rebels
West Germany's kidnapped ambassador to Guatemala has been shot dead.

1988: Hijackers free 25 hostages
Hijackers who have taken control of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet free 25 passengers.

2001: Driver jailed for immigrant deaths
A Dutch lorry driver has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants.


Around this Day

2 April
Top Story: 1982: Argentina invades Falklands

3 April
Top Story: 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested

4 April
Top Story: 1968: Martin Luther King shot dead

6 April
Top Story: 1968: United States erupts in race violence

7 April
Top Story: 1978: Carter delays N-bomb production

8 April
Top Story: 1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta


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