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1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power
The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping, returns to Chinese Government.

2003: Saddam's sons killed in gun battle
The United States says Uday and Qusay Hussein, the infamous sons of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, have been killed in a gun battle in northern Iraq.

1987: Cartoonist shot in London street
A famous Palestinian cartoonist is shot in the face and critically wounded in London.

2005: Man shot dead by London police
Police say they shot a man dead at Stockwell Tube station in south London after he was challenged and refused to obey an order.

1965: Sir Alec steps down from top of Tory tree
The leader of the Opposition, Alec Douglas-Home, surprises colleagues by resigning from his post.

1991: Citizen's charter promises better services
British Prime Minister John Major launches a citizen's charter to improve public services.


Around this Day

19 July
Top Story: 1997: IRA declares ceasefire

20 July
Top Story: 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

21 July
Top Story: 1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon

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

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

25 July
Top Story: 2000: Concorde crash kills 113


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