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1955: Black woman challenges race law
A black woman is arrested by police in Montgomery, Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person.

1942: Beveridge lays welfare foundations
The British Government unveils plans for a welfare state offering care to all from the cradle to the grave.

1990: Tunnel links UK and Europe
Britain and France are joined for the first time in thousands of years as the last wall of rock separating two halves of the Channel Tunnel is removed.

1943: Allies united after Tehran conference
Winston Churchill, President Franklin D Roosevelt and Marshall Joseph Stalin make their first joint declaration against the Axis Powers.

1973: Israel's founding father dies
Israel's flags fly at half-mast after former Israeli statesmen David Ben-Gurion dies.

1986: Surprise inquiry into Guinness affairs
Guinness shares plunge by 300m as the government orders an inquiry into the affairs of the company.

1965: Sweeping changes to British farming
The government puts forward a plan to improve the lot of both farmers and consumers by encouraging intensive farming.


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2 December
Top Story: 1977: South African police cleared of Biko death

3 December
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4 December
Top Story: 1971: Bomb demolishes crowded Belfast pub


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