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1962

11 Jan
Thousands killed in Peru landslide

22 Jan
'A6 murder' trial begins

08 Feb
Eight die in Paris riot

10 Feb
Russia frees US spy plane pilot

20 Feb
US spaceman orbits Earth

15 Mar
Liberals seize Orpington

02 Apr
New pedestrian crossings cause chaos

26 Apr
First US rocket lands on Moon

23 May
Ex-general escapes death sentence

03 Jun
130 die in Paris air crash

12 Jun
Three escape from Alcatraz

31 Jul
Violence flares at Mosley rally

05 Aug
Marilyn Monroe found dead

26 Aug
Abortion mother returns home

01 Oct
Mississippi race riots over first black student

28 Oct
World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

06 Dec
Choking fog spreads across Britain

14 Dec
'Music of spheres' hails Venus fly-by

21 Dec
America to sell Polaris to Britain

24 Dec
Bay of Pigs prisoners fly to freedom


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