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1955: Britain's big freeze
Deep snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause havoc across much of Britain.

1968: South Vietnamese recapture Hue
The South Vietnamese celebrate the recapture of the country's third city, Hue, after a battle lasting three weeks.

1950: Labour wins slim majority
Clement Attlee returns as prime minister of Britain but with a single-figure majority.

1981: Prince Charles and Lady Di to marry
The Prince of Wales and the Lady Diana Spencer end months of speculation by announcing they are to wed this summer.

1999: Lawrence report blasts 'racist' police
London's police force is "institutionally racist" says a report on the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

1971: UK restricts Commonwealth migrants
Commonwealth citizens lose their automatic right to remain in the UK under the government's new Immigration Bill.


Around this Day

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

22 February
Top Story: 1972: IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks

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

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

26 February
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City

27 February
Top Story: 2002: Hindus die in train fire


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