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1993: Hardline Communists riot in Moscow
Demonstrators who back rebel ministers occupying Moscow's parliament in defiance of President Boris Yeltsin clash with police.

1968: Student riots threaten Mexico Olympics
More than 25 people die during a gun battle in Mexico City just 10 days before the Olympics Games are due to begin.

1989: Anglican anger over united church
Anglican rebels disrupt a church service in Rome attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury in protest at plans for closer ties with the Catholic church.

1968: Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain
A woman gives birth to six babies in what is being hailed as the first recorded case of live sextuplets in Britain.

1983: 'Dream ticket' wins Labour leadership
Neil Kinnock becomes the new leader of the Labour party, with Roy Hattersley joining him as deputy.

1974: Cannabis 'causes brain damage'
Experiments on monkeys in America reveal how smoking cannabis can cause brain damage.


Around this Day

29 September
Top Story: 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

30 September
Top Story: 1955: James Dean killed in car smash

1 October
Top Story: 1962: Mississippi race riots over first black student

3 October
Top Story: 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

4 October
Top Story: 1992: El Al jumbo crashes in Amsterdam

5 October
Top Story: 1968: Londonderry march ends in violence


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