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1959

01 Jan
Rebel army drives out Cuban dictator

08 Jan
De Gaulle becomes president

29 Jan
Fog brings transport chaos

03 Feb
Buddy Holly killed in air crash

16 Feb
Castro sworn in as Cuban PM

17 Feb
Turkish leader involved in fatal crash

23 Feb
Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace

07 Mar
African activist flees to UK

22 Apr
Dame Margot Fonteyn released from jail

28 May
Monkeys survive space mission

11 Jun
Hovercraft marks new era in transport

22 Jun
Harrods in 34m merger talks

26 Jun
Queen and Eisenhower open seaway

24 Jul
Khrushchev and Nixon have war of words

26 Aug
US to 'stand by' West Germans

31 Aug
Anglo-US TV debate makes history

05 Sep
UK's first trunk call from a pay phone

12 Sep
Soviets launch rocket at the Moon

07 Oct
Southend Pier fire traps hundreds

09 Oct
'Supermac' leads Tories to victory

26 Oct
World glimpses far side of the Moon

14 Dec
Makarios elected president of Cyprus


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