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1972: IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks
Five women and an army priest are killed in an IRA bomb attack on army premises in Hampshire.

1991: Bush threatens Iraq with land war
The US President, George Bush, gives Iraq until 1700 GMT tomorrow to pull out of Kuwait or face the full force of the allies.

1997: Dolly the sheep is cloned
A sheep named Dolly is cloned by scientists in Edinburgh and is being hailed as one of the most significant breakthroughs of the decade.

1974: Hearst 'ransom' provokes violence
Fighting breaks out around food distribution points in California as newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst pays a $2 million ransom for his kidnapped daughter Patty.

1986: Filipino coup leaders tell Marcos to go
Two senior members of the government take refuge in the defence ministry building after demanding President Marcos step down following controversial elections.

1955: American tennis star 'Little Mo' to quit
Maureen Connolly, one of America's greatest tennis players, is to retire from the sport after a horse-riding accident.


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20 February
Top Story: 1986: Soviets launch space station Mir

21 February
Top Story: 1972: Nixon makes historic visit to China

23 February
Top Story: 1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima

24 February
Top Story: 1955: Britain's big freeze

25 February
Top Story: 1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president


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