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1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead
The German Fuhrer is killed in the Reich Chancery of Berlin fighting the Soviets, according to German radio.

1982: RAF bombs Port Stanley
British planes attack two airstrips near the capital of the Falkland Islands in the war to rid the islands of Argentine forces

1994: Race ace Senna killed in car crash
The world-class Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna dies in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy.

1973: Thousands strike over pay and prices
More than a million workers join a one-day strike in protest at the government's pay restraint policy and price rises.

1961: Victorious Castro bans elections
Fidel Castro declares Cuba a socialist nation saying, "The revolution has no time for elections."

2000: May Day violence on London streets
Hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators fight running battles with police - the Cenotaph and statue of Winston Churchill are defaced with graffiti


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30 April
Top Story: 1975: Saigon surrenders

2 May
Top Story: 1997: Labour routs Tories in historic election

3 May
Top Story: 1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka

4 May
Top Story: 1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher


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