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1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium
Americans take part in peace initiatives across the United States to protest against the continuing war in Vietnam.

1964: Khrushchev 'retires' as head of USSR
News of the sudden departure of flamboyant Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev comes as a surprise to the West.

1999: Police award Silcott damages
The Metropolitan Police announces a huge out-of-court settlement to Winston Silcott, wrongly accused over the murder of a policeman during riots in north London in 1985.

1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings
Two men from the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) are jailed for 35 years in connection with the murders of members of the Miami Showband.

1987: Fiji one step closer to a republic
The Queen accepts the resignation of the Governor-General of Fiji at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in Vancouver.


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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

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

17 October
Top Story: 1989: Earthquake hits San Francisco

18 October
Top Story: 1989: East Germany leader ousted


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