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1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated
The Red Army liberates the Nazi's biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in southern Poland.

1967: Three astronauts die in Apollo 1 tragedy
Three American astronauts die when fire engulfs the Apollo capsule on its launch pad at Cape Kennedy.

1944: Leningrad siege ends after 900 days
A successful Soviet offensive drives German troops away from the Leningrad which has been besieged since September 1941.

1980: Exiled Mugabe returns to Rhodesia
Rhodesia opposition leader Robert Mugabe makes a triumphant return to his home country after five years in exile.

1984: Michael Jackson burned in Pepsi ad
Michael Jackson has been rushed to hospital with burn injuries to his head after a stunt for a Pepsi commercial went wrong.

1969: Rebel students take over LSE
Students protesting against the closure of the London School of Economics seize control of another university building.

1995: Cantona banned over attack on fan
Manchester United's Eric Cantona is fined 20,000 and banned from playing football over his kung fu-style attack on a fan.


Around this Day

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

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

29 January
Top Story: 1996: France halts nuclear testing

30 January
Top Story: 1972: Army kills 13 in civil rights protest


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