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1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal
The US president, Richard Nixon, has appeared on national television to announce "peace with honour" in Vietnam.

1989: Many killed in Tajik earthquake
Hundreds of people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake strikes the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tajikistan.

1955: Express train crashes killing 14
Fourteen people die and dozens are injured when an express train travelling from York to Bristol derails at Sutton Coldfield station.

1971: Britain allowed to sell arms to S Africa
The Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends with a compromise over the wording of the declaration.

2002: Elderly patient sparks Commons row
The treatment of a 94-year old woman sets off a bitter political row between the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition.


Around this Day

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

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

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

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

26 January
Top Story: 2001: Thousands die in Gujarat quake


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