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1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon
American Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the Moon.

2005: Tube chaos after more blasts
London's underground network is plunged into chaos after explosions on two trains and a bus - exactly a fortnight after four suicide bomb blasts in the capital.

1954: Peace deal ends Indo-China war
Eight years of war come to an end as the French cede control of northern Vietnam to the Communist Viet Minh after signing the Geneva Accord.

1994: Labour chooses Blair
The MP for Sedgefield, Tony Blair, is confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party.

1974: Cyprus conflict spills into London
Thousands of Greek-Cypriots in London protest about the disputed government of Cyprus.

1982: Homecoming for HMS Hermes
The flagship of the British taskforce to the Falklands, HMS Hermes, arrives back in Portsmouth.


Around this Day

18 July
Top Story: 2000: Sarah Payne's body found

19 July
Top Story: 1997: IRA declares ceasefire

20 July
Top Story: 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

22 July
Top Story: 1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power

23 July
Top Story: 1974: Greek military rule gives in to democracy

24 July
Top Story: 1974: Nixon 'must hand over Watergate tapes'


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