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1998: World fury at Pakistan's nuclear tests
Pakistan explodes five underground nuclear devices in response to India's recent nuclear tests.

1974: Strikes topple NI power-sharing body
Northern Ireland's first power-sharing assembly collapses after its leader Brian Faulkner steps down faced with rising opposition.

1959: Monkeys survive space mission
Two monkeys become the first living creatures to survive a space flight.

1967: Sir Francis Chichester sails home
Sir Francis Chichester arrives in Plymouth tonight in his yacht, Gipsy Moth IV, after completing his voyage around the world.

1951: Glasgow powers up for the Festival
Princess Elizabeth opens the Exhibition of Industrial Power in Glasgow - the latest show in the Festival of Britain.


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25 May
Top Story: 1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships

26 May
Top Story: 2000: Hezbollah celebrates Israeli retreat

27 May
Top Story: 1964: Light goes out in India as Nehru dies

29 May
Top Story: 1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup

30 May
Top Story: 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

31 May
Top Story: 1985: English teams banned after Heysel


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