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1995: Serbs overrun UN 'safe haven'
The Bosnian Serb army seizes control of the United Nations "safe area" of Srebrenica after Dutch peacekeepers are forced to withdraw.

1979: Skylab tumbles back to Earth
The space laboratory, Skylab I, plunges to Earth scattering debris across the southern Indian Ocean and the sparsely populated Australian desert.

2000: Britain pioneers HIV vaccine
The World Aids Conference in South Africa announces trials for a new HIV vaccine will begin in Britain.

1977: Gay paper guilty of blasphemy
The Gay News and its editor is found guilty of blasphemous libel in the first case of its kind for more than fifty years.

1991: Anti-poll tax MP jailed
Labour MP Terry Fields is sentenced to 60 days in prison for refusing to pay his poll tax.

1987: Soldiers remember Passchendaele
Veterans return to the scene of the bloodiest battle of World War I to commemorate its 70th anniversary.


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