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1990: Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan
President Mikhail Gorbachev announces Red Army troops have been sent into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.

1962: 'A6 murder' trial begins
James Hanratty, accused of murdering a physicist in a lay-by on the A6, enters a plea of "not guilty".

1980: Soviet dissident Sakharov banished
One of the Soviet Union's most outspoken critics, nuclear physicist Dr Andrei Sakharov, is sent into internal exile for his outspoken views.

1979: Public sector strike paralyses country
Tens of thousands of public sector workers take part in a day of action - the biggest mass stoppage since 1926 - in support of a claim for more pay.

2001: MMR triple vaccine declared safe
The government launches a 3m campaign to convince parents the controversial MMR triple vaccine is safe.


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

20 January
Top Story: 1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president

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

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

24 January
Top Story: 1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy

25 January
Top Story: 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president


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