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1961

08 Jan
French vote for Algerian freedom

24 Jan
End of the road for Monroe and Miller

20 Jan
John F Kennedy sworn in as US president

31 Jan
Chimp returns safely after space flight

13 Feb
Ex-Congo PM declared dead

15 Feb
Belgian jet crashes seconds before landing

19 Feb
Lumumba rally clashes with UK police

06 Mar
'Ukulele king' Formby dies

13 Mar
Five Britons accused of spying for Moscow

11 Apr
Nazi war crimes trial begins

12 Apr
Soviets win space race

17 Apr
Exiles invade Cuba at Bay of Pigs

27 Apr
Sierra Leone wins independence

01 May
Victorious Castro bans elections

05 May
Shepard becomes first US astronaut

21 May
Freedom Riders spark Montgomery riots

14 Jun
Panda replaces zebra at road crossing

17 Jun
Russian dancer in freedom dash

06 Aug
Russian cosmonaut spends day in space

13 Aug
Berliners wake to divided city

23 Aug
Couple found shot in A6 lay-by

18 Sep
UN Secretary General killed in air crash

30 Oct
World condemns Russia's nuclear test

27 Nov
RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia

04 Dec
Birth control pill 'available to all'

10 Dec
Apartheid attacked at Nobel ceremony


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