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1963: Kennedy: 'Ich bin ein Berliner'
President Kennedy inspires the people of West Germany with a morale-boosting speech of defiance to the Soviet Union.

1970: Violence flares as Devlin is arrested
Riots break out in Londonderry after it is revealed Bernadette Devlin has been arrested.

2000: IRA weapons dump inspected
International inspectors say they have seen a large number of IRA weapons "safely and adequately stored" in bunkers.

1986: Branson on course for Blue Riband
Entrepreneur Richard Branson sets off on his second attempt to claim the transatlantic crossing record for Britain.

1959: Queen and Eisenhower open seaway
The Queen and President Eisenhower inaugurate the St Lawrence Seaway in Canada that connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic.


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

24 June
Top Story: 1974: Labour rift over nuclear test

25 June
Top Story: 1950: UN condemns North Korean invasion

27 June
Top Story: 1991: Yugoslav troops move against Slovenia

28 June
Top Story: 1960: Welsh pit blast kills 37 miners

29 June
Top Story: 1995: US shuttle docks with Russian space station


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