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1960: Welsh pit blast kills miners
At least 37 men are killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Monmouthshire, Wales.

2004: US transfers power back to Iraq
The US hands sovereignty back to Iraq in a low-key ceremony in Baghdad.

1976: Death sentence for mercenaries
Three Britons and an American are sentenced to death by firing squad for their roles during the Angolan civil war.

1958: Algeria prisoners freed to win Muslim support
France orders the release of 30 political prisoners to win Muslim support for plans on Algeria's future.

1991: Thatcher to retire from Commons
Margaret Thatcher is to give up her seat in the House of Commons at the general election.


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