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2001: Thousands die in Gujarat quake
A massive earthquake strikes western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people.

1950: India becomes a republic
The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.

1952: Britons killed in Cairo riots
Reports from Egypt say at least 20 people have been killed and hundreds injured in anti-British riots in Cairo.

1998: Clinton denies affair with intern
President Clinton denies allegations he had an affair with 24-year-old intern Monica Lewinsky and rejects accusations he asked her to lie on oath.

1969: Prague riots over student martyr
Police wielding truncheons and firing tear gas from pressure canisters break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague.

1982: UK unemployment tops three million
The number of people out of work in Britain rises above three million for the first time since the 1930s.


Around this Day

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

27 January
Top Story: 1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated

28 January
Top Story: 1986: Seven dead in space shuttle disaster

29 January
Top Story: 1996: France halts nuclear testing


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