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1950

21 Jan
Acclaimed author George Orwell dies

26 Jan
India becomes a republic

24 Feb
Labour wins slim majority

01 Mar
Communist spy jailed for 14 years

08 Mar
Gas turbine car gets road test

18 Mar
Government falls as Belgians vote for king

18 May
US and Europe agree Nato aims

26 May
UK drivers cheer end of fuel rations

25 Jun
UN condemns North Korean invasion

15 Aug
Princess gives birth to second child

27 Aug
Television crosses the Channel

29 Aug
British troops arrive in Korea

08 Sep
Miners trapped underground by landslide

15 Sep
UN stages daring assault on Inchon

25 Sep
Seoul in UN hands

05 Dec
Pyongyang taken as UN retreats

18 Dec
Radio Times hits Christmas deadline


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