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1976: Westerners evacuated from Beirut
Hundreds of Americans and Britons are moved from Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the US military, following the murder of the US ambassador.

1995: Shell makes dramatic U-turn
Oil giant Shell caves in to international pressure and abandons plans to dump the Brent Spar oil rig at sea.

1990: Major proposes new Euro currency
British Chancellor John Major proposes a new European currency which would circulate alongside existing national currencies.

1984: O-Levels to be replaced by GCSEs
The biggest exam shake-up for over 10 years is announced with O-Level and CSE exams to be replaced by a new exam.

1965: Students protest after Algiers coup
Police in Algiers break up demonstrations by people who have taken to the streets chanting slogans in support of deposed President Ben Bella


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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

21 June
Top Story: 1945: US troops take Okinawa

22 June
Top Story: 1941: Hitler invades the Soviet Union

23 June
Top Story: 1985: Air India jet crashes killing 329


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