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1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president
The Democrat John F Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.

2002: Camp X-Ray pictures spark outrage
Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taleban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military.

1958: Explorers meet at South Pole
Members of the team attempting the first surface crossing of the Antarctic have joined up at the South Pole.

1972: UK unemployment tops one million
The number of people out of work and claiming benefit rises above one million, causing uproar in the House of Commons.

1987: Police crack down on soccer hooligans
Police carry out a series of dawn raids and make 26 arrests in their biggest operation so far against violence in and around football stadiums.


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17 January
Top Story: 1991: 'Mother of all Battles' begins

18 January
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi Scud missiles hit Israel

19 January
Top Story: 1966: Indira Gandhi takes charge in India

21 January
Top Story: 1981: Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days

22 January
Top Story: 1990: Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan

23 January
Top Story: 1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal


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