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1954

10 Jan
Comet jet crashes with 35 on board

12 Feb
New authority for atomic energy

18 Feb
McCarthy hunts 'army Communists'

01 Mar
US tests hydrogen bomb in Bikini

03 Apr
Oxford wins 100th Boat Race

06 May
Bannister breaks four-minute mile

30 Jun
Three continents see eclipse of sun

04 Jul
Housewives celebrate end of rationing

21 Jul
Peace deal ends Indo-China war

24 Aug
Brazilian president found dead

03 Sep
National Trust buys remote island

13 Oct
Chataway beats 5,000m world record

14 Oct
Ethiopian emperor visits UK

19 Oct
'Metal fatigue' caused Comet crashes

12 Nov
New York's Ellis Island closes

30 Nov
Winston Churchill turns 80

02 Dec
US Senate condemns McCarthy

02 Dec
US pledges to defend Nationalist China


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