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1976: Soweto protest turns violent
Violence spreads through South African townships in clashes between police and demonstrators.

1963: Soviets launch first woman into space
Valentina Tereshkova, a former textile worker from the Soviet Union becomes the first woman in space.

1989: Hungary reburies fallen hero Imre Nagy
Thousands of Hungarians attend the funeral of the leader of the 1956 uprising executed in 1958 by the Soviets.

1992: Controversial Diana book published
An explosive new book about the Princess of Wales, including claims she attempted suicide, is published by author Andrew Morton.

1982: Welsh miners back health workers
South Wales coalfield comes to a standstill as miners strike in support of health workers.


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13 June
Top Story: 1967: Moscow calls for UN action against Israel

14 June
Top Story: 1940: German troops enter Paris

15 June
Top Story: 1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

17 June
Top Story: 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found

18 June
Top Story: 1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118

19 June
Top Story: 1975: Missing earl guilty of murder


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