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1994: Israelis and Arafat share peace prize
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and two Israelis - the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres - are the winners of this year's Nobel peace prize.

1983: Parkinson quits over lovechild scandal
The Trade and Industry Secretary resigns after fresh details about his affair with a former secretary are revealed.

1973: Thai army shoots protesters
Dozens of people are killed in the Thai capital of Bangkok in street battles between government troops and demonstrators.

1969: New 50-pence coin sparks confusion
The new seven-sided 50p coin comes into circulation but prompts complaints that it is too similar to the 10-pence.

1954: Ethiopian emperor visits UK
The Queen welcomes Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie when he arrives in the UK during his world tour.


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11 October
Top Story: 1976: China's 'Gang of Four' arrested

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

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

15 October
Top Story: 1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium

16 October
Top Story: 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK

17 October
Top Story: 1989: Earthquake hits San Francisco


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