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1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference
US President George Bush encourages Arabs and Israelis to "lay down the past" in his opening speech to the Middle East peace conference in Spain.

1984: Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered
Father Jerzy Popieluszko, an outspoken supporter of Poland's banned trade union, is found dead 11 days after he was kidnapped.

1981: Euthanasia chief jailed over suicides
The secretary of the UK's pro-euthanasia group Exit is sentenced to two and a half years for aiding and abetting suicide.

1957: Lords to admit first women peers
The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages.

1961: World condemns Russia's nuclear test
Russia explodes biggest ever nuclear device provoking widespread anger from around the world.


Around this Day

27 October
Top Story: 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

28 October
Top Story: 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

29 October
Top Story: 1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India

31 October
Top Story: 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

1 November
Top Story: 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon

2 November
Top Story: 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut


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