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1961: Berliners wake to divided city
Troops in East Germany seal off the border between East and West Berlin, shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees from the East.

1966: China announces Cultural Revolution
China announces plans for a "new leap forward" after the first meeting in four years of the Communist Party's Central Committee.

1977: Violent clashes at NF march
More than 200 protesters are arrested after demonstrations in Lewisham against a National Front march.

1985: Heart-lung transplant makes history
A three-year-old boy from Dublin becomes the world's youngest heart and lung transplant patient.

1991: Prince quits in museum design row
The Prince of Wales resigns as the patron of Scotland's national museum over a competition to design a new building.


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11 August
Top Story: 1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral

12 August
Top Story: 1985: Hundreds dead in Boeing crash

14 August
Top Story: 1969: British troops sent into Northern Ireland

15 August
Top Story: 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

16 August
Top Story: 1952: Flood devastates Devon village


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