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1991: US bombers strike civilians in Baghdad
Hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed and wounded in Baghdad by American bombers.

1961: Ex-Congo PM declared dead
Officials in the Congolese province of Katanga declare former Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba dead.

2001: Landmark Aids case begins in Scotland
A man goes on trial in Glasgow for knowingly infecting a woman with the HIV virus in a case believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

1978: Ford makes her ITN debut
Tomorrow's World presenter Anna Ford has been officially announced as ITN's first female newsreader.

1975: Miners set for 35 per cent pay rises
British mineworkers' leaders agree to accept the coal board's latest pay offer of up to 35%.


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Top Story: 1996: Docklands bomb ends IRA ceasefire

11 February
Top Story: 1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela

12 February
Top Story: 1989: Belfast lawyer Finucane murdered

14 February
Top Story: 1945: Thousands of bombs destroy Dresden

15 February
Top Story: 1961: Belgian jet crashes seconds before landing

16 February
Top Story: 1959: Castro sworn in as Cuban PM


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