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1988: Latvia cries freedom from Moscow
Thousands of Latvians start a mass movement to press Moscow for greater independence from the Soviet Union.

1967: Che Guevara 'shot dead'
Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is reportedly killed during a battle between army troops and guerillas in the Bolivian jungle.

1975: Man killed in Piccadilly bomb blast
One man dies and at least 20 people are injured in the latest bomb attack on London.

1959: 'Supermac' leads Tories to victory
The Conservatives, under Harold Macmillan, win a third consecutive general election.

1991: Sumos size up Royal Albert Hall
The first Sumo wrestling tournament ever held off Japanese soil in the sport's 1500 year history begins.


Around this Day

6 October
Top Story: 1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

7 October
Top Story: 2001: US launches air strikes against Taleban

8 October
Top Story: 1952: Many die as three trains crash at Harrow

10 October
Top Story: 1980: Thousands feared dead in Algerian quake

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

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


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