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1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot
More than 100 police officers are taken to hospital after clashes at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

1980: Polish workers win trade union rights
Striking Polish workers win a sweeping victory in a battle with their Communist rulers for the right to independent trade unions and the right to strike.

1982: PLO leader forced from Beirut
The leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) leaves his Beirut headquarters after more than a decade.

2001: Milosevic to face genocide charge
Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic is to be charged with genocide - the most serious of all war crimes.

1968: Princess Marina laid to rest
Senior members of the Royal Family attend the funeral of Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, who died earlier this week.


Around this Day

27 August
Top Story: 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

28 August
Top Story: 1963: King's dream for racial harmony

29 August
Top Story: 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth

31 August
Top Story: 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash

1 September
Top Story: 1939: Germany invades Poland

2 September
Top Story: 1945: Japan signs unconditional surrender


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