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1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base
More than 30 people are injured in a car bomb explosion at the UK Army headquarters in Rheindahlen, West Germany.

1983: Reagan launches Cold War into space
President Reagan has unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space.

1981: New measures to contain farm disease
The government bans all animal transport to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

1977: Government wins no confidence vote
The Labour government survives a vote of "no confidence" in the House of Commons thanks to support from the Liberals.

1991: Tories launch 'citizen charter'
Failing public service providers will be forced to offer customers cash refunds or face government budget cuts, the Prime Minister announces.


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