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1953

15 Jan
East German purge begins

28 Jan
Derek Bentley hanged for murder

31 Jan
130 die in ferry disaster

01 Feb
Violent storms claim hundreds of lives

05 Feb
Sweet rationing ends in Britain

27 Feb
Spelling bill passes second reading

05 Mar
Soviet leader 'on brink of death'

16 Mar
Marshal Tito makes historic visit to London

24 Mar
Queen Mary dies peacefully after illness

31 Mar
Queen Mary laid to rest in Windsor

08 Apr
Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta

15 Apr
Britain honours American hero

16 Apr
Queen launches Royal Yacht Britannia

20 Apr
UN and Korea begin prisoner exchange

25 Apr
Scientists describe 'secret of life'

04 May
Duke of Edinburgh gets his wings

29 May
Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest

02 Jun
Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

25 Jun
Christie to hang for wife's murder

06 Oct
Britain sends troops to Guiana

17 Nov
Twenty die in Channel collision

26 Nov
Lords vote for commercial television


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