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26 Oct
1956: Fighting spreads in Hungary revolution

27 Nov
1967: De Gaulle says 'non' to Britain - again

21 Aug
1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'

19 Jan
1973: Super tug to defend fishing fleet

25 Nov
1973: Army deposes 'hated' Greek president

28 May
1974: Strikes topple NI power-sharing body

21 Jul
1974: Cyprus conflict spills into London

23 Jul
1974: Greek military rule gives in to democracy

30 Jul
1974: Peace deal for Cyprus

24 Apr
1975: Baader-Meinhof blow up embassy

11 Dec
1975: Attack on British vessels heightens Cod War

15 Sep
1978: German terror suspect arrested in UK

23 Feb
1981: Rebel army seizes control in Spain

13 Dec
1981: Military crackdown on Polish people

15 Dec
1982: Spain opens border with the Rock

01 Nov
1986: Chemical spill turns Rhine red

03 Jul
1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie gets life

27 Jun
1991: Yugoslav troops move against Slovenia

19 Aug
1991: Hardliners stage coup against Gorbachev

18 Aug
1992: Serbian prison camps condemned

25 Jul
1993: Failed Bosnian ceasefire threatens peace

09 Aug
1993: Wounded Bosnian girl flown to UK

11 Dec
1994: Russian troops storm into Chechnya

23 Jul
1995: British forces sent to Sarajevo

21 Nov
1995: Balkan leaders agree to peace

14 Dec
1995: Bosnia peace accord ends three-year war

02 Jan
1996: US peacekeepers pour into Bosnia

03 Feb
1998: Military jet causes cable car tragedy

22 Sep
1998: Thousands flee fighting in Kosovo

09 May
1999: Chinese anger at embassy bombing

05 Oct
2000: Protesters storm Yugoslav parliament

06 Oct
2000: Milosevic quits, street celebrations continue

16 Feb
2001: Serbs killed in Kosovo pilgrimage


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