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1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy
Over 100 passengers have been kiiled after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc.

1986: Leon Brittan quits over Westland
Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan becomes the second cabinet minister to resign over the Westland affair.

1961: End of the road for Monroe and Miller
Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe divorces her husband of five years, playwright Arthur Miller.

1965: Winston Churchill dies
Sir Winston Churchill has died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside.

1969: LSE closes over student clashes
Students protesting at the installation of steel security gates at the London School of Economics go on the rampage, with crowbars, pickaxes and sledgehammers.

1956: Plans unveiled for homes in Barbican
Plans to build a "new town" in the Barbican area of London left devastated by the war are being considered at a public inquiry.

2001: Mandelson resigns - again
Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns from the Cabinet over a passports-for-cash scandal.


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

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

27 January
Top Story: 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated


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