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1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India
A massive cyclone sweeps through the state of Orissa in eastern India, killing an unknown number of people and leaving thousands homeless.

1998: Apartheid report accuses SA leaders
The long-awaited report by South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has accused leading figures from across the political spectrum of human rights violations.

1975: Franco's 36-year reign ends
General Franco's dictatorship is effectively ended with the announcement heir designate Prince Carlos will take over as provisional head of state.

1982: Mother jailed in dingo baby murder
Lindy Chamberlain is found guilty of the murder of her nine-week-old daughter after a jury dismisses her claim that a dingo took the baby.

2003: Tory Party leader resigns
The Conservative Party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, resigns after failing to win the backing of his fellow MPs.


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