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1991: Yugoslav troops move against Slovenia
Yugoslav tanks, troops and aircraft sweep into the small republic of Slovenia, 48 hours after it declared independence.

1963: Warm welcome for JFK in Ireland
The US President John F Kennedy visits his ancestral homeland in County Wexford.

1957: Smoking 'causes lung cancer'
The link between smoking and lung cancer is one of 'direct cause and effect', a report by the Medical Research Council finds.

1986: US guilty of backing Contras
The International Court of Justice finds the United States guilty of violating international law by supporting rebels in Nicaragua.

1977: Home Secretary jeered on picket line
Home Secretary Merlyn Rees appeals for calm following two weeks of violent clashes outside the Grunwick factory in north London.


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

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

30 June
Top Story: 1985: Beirut ordeal ends for US hostages


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