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1945: Black Sea talks plan defeat of Germany
Plans are being drawn up by London, Washington and Moscow for the final phase of the war against Germany.

1964: Beatlemania arrives in the US
Four members of the British hit band, the Beatles, arrive in New York at the start of their first tour of the United States.

1974: Heath calls snap election over miners
Prime Minister Edward Heath announces a general election and appeals to the miners to suspend their planned strike.

1992: Maastricht treaties make EU official
Ministers from the 12 countries in the European Community take another step towards political and economic union.

1974: Radical group 'arrested' heiress
A little-known group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army says its members are responsible for kidnapping 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.

1987: S Korea clashes over student death
South Korean police make hundreds of arrests in the country's biggest demonstrations for six years.

2005: MacArthur sails into record books
Britain's Ellen MacArthur becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world.

1966: Hawaii hosts US-Vietnamese summit
Talks between US and South Vietnamese leaders begin in Hawaii to discuss the economic and political situation in Vietnam.

1971: Swiss women get the vote
Women in Switzerland are given the right to vote in national elections and to stand for parliament for the first time in the nation's history.


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