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1964: Light goes out in India as Nehru dies
Jawaharlal Nehru, the founder of modern India and its current prime minister, dies suddenly at the age of 74.

1955: Election victory for Tories under Eden
Anthony Eden's Conservatives win the general election with a clear majority, ending a five-year political stalemate.

1963: Kenyatta to be Kenya's first premier
Jomo Kenyatta is certain to become prime minister after his party, Kenya African Nation Union, won the country's first general election.

1994: Dissident writer Solzhenitsyn returns
Alexander Solzhenitsyn flies back to his native Russia after 20 years living in exile.

1980: Peach death was 'misadventure'
The jury at the inquest of Blair Peach, the London teacher who died in a demonstration last year, returns a verdict of misadventure.

2000: GM blunder leaves farmers in uproar
Scottish farmers who accidentally planted genetically modified seeds say they will fight for compensation.


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