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1976: China's 'Gang of Four' arrested
The new head of the Communist Party, Hua Goufeng, snuffs out a coup led by Chairman Mao's widow Jiang Qing and three others party members.

1974: Labour scrapes working majority
Harold Wilson's Labour government wins a second term in office - but only just.

1982: Mary Rose rises after 437 years
The Mary Rose, flagship of King Henry VIII, rises to the surface after 437 years at the bottom of the Solent.

1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology
The Move pop group apologises in the High Court to the Prime Minister for a "violent and malicious personal attack".

1987: Search ends for Loch Ness monster
A huge sonar exploration of Loch Ness fails to find the world famous monster known affectionately as Nessie.


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8 October
Top Story: 1952: Many die as three trains crash at Harrow

9 October
Top Story: 1988: Latvia cries freedom from Moscow

10 October
Top Story: 1980: Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake

12 October
Top Story: 2000: Suicide bombers attack USS Cole

13 October
Top Story: 1976: Bolivian plane crashes in Santa Cruz

14 October
Top Story: 1994: Israelis and Arafat share peace prize


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