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2003: Saddam statue topples with regime
Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down a statue and tearing it to pieces as US tanks roll into the centre of Baghdad.

1976: Young Liberal leader cleared of robbery
The president of the Young Liberals, Peter Hain, has been acquitted of robbing a branch of Barclays bank.

2005: Prince Charles marries Camilla
The Prince of Wales weds Camilla Parker-Bowles at a civil ceremony followed by a blessing.

1984: Dozens arrested in picket line violence
About 100 pickets are arrested during violent clashes with police outside two working coal pits in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

1999: President of Niger 'killed in ambush'
The president of Niger, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, has been shot dead in an apparent coup attempt.

1969: Sikh busmen win turban fight
Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton have won the right to wear turbans on duty after a long-running campaign.


Around this Day

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

10 April
Top Story: 1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached

11 April
Top Story: 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot

12 April
Top Story: 1961: Soviets win space race


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