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06 Oct
1953: Britain sends troops to Guiana

16 Feb
1959: Castro sworn in as Cuban PM

01 May
1961: Victorious Castro bans elections

28 Oct
1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

09 Oct
1967: Che Guevara 'shot dead'

10 Oct
1970: Canadian minister seized by gunmen

11 Sep
1973: President overthrown in Chile coup

02 Apr
1982: Argentina invades Falklands

25 Apr
1982: Marines land in South Georgia

01 May
1982: RAF bombs Port Stanley

02 May
1982: British sub sinks Argentine cruiser

04 May
1982: Argentines destroy HMS Sheffield

25 May
1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships

08 Jun
1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack

14 Jun
1982: Ceasefire agreed in Falklands

21 Jul
1982: Homecoming for HMS Hermes

19 Mar
1982: Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

13 Sep
1988: Cubans blame shooting on 'CIA plot'

26 Feb
1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York

13 Jan
1997: Shots heard at besieged embassy in Peru

22 Apr
1997: Troops storm embassy in Peru

22 Apr
2000: Swat team grabs tug-of-love Cuban boy

11 Sep
2001: US rocked by day of terror

12 Sep
2001: US declares war on terror

17 Sep
2001: Workers return to Wall Street

21 Dec
2001: Terror alert as police seize cargo ship


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