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1979

08 Jan
Vietnam forces Khmer Rouge retreat

10 Jan
'No chaos here' declares Callaghan

16 Jan
Shah of Iran flees into exile

22 Jan
Public sector strike paralyses country

01 Feb
Exiled Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran

02 Feb
Sid Vicious dies from drugs overdose

09 Feb
Forest break football transfer record

11 Feb
Victory for Khomeini as army steps aside

17 Feb
China invades Vietnam

22 Mar
British ambassador assassinated in Holland

13 Mar
Grenada leader ousted by coup

18 Mar
Three die in Golborne mine blast

28 Mar
Nuclear leak causes alarm in America

28 Mar
Early election as Callaghan defeated

30 Mar
Car bomb kills Airey Neave

04 Apr
Deposed Pakistani PM is executed

14 Apr
New president for war-torn Uganda

23 Apr
Teacher dies in Southall race riots

04 May
Election victory for Margaret Thatcher

25 May
Price of milk shoots up

02 Jun
Millions cheer as the Pope comes home

18 Jun
Leaders agree arms reduction treaty

22 Jun
Thorpe cleared of murder charges

05 Jul
Queen oversees Manx millennium

11 Jul
Skylab tumbles back to Earth

17 Jul
Sandinista rebels take Nicaraguan capital

09 Aug
Brighton bares all

14 Aug
Freak storm hits yacht race

14 Aug
Disgraced ex-MP released from jail

23 Aug
Kurdish revolt grows in Iran

27 Aug
IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

02 Sep
Ripper suspected of 12th murder

05 Sep
Mountbatten buried after final parade

05 Sep
'You can't buy that sort of pride'

21 Sep
Harrier crash kills three

29 Sep
Pope calls for peace in Ireland

03 Oct
Anti-racists tackle South African rugby tourists

26 Oct
South Korean President killed

28 Oct
Chairman Hua arrives in London

04 Nov
Militants storm US embassy in Tehran

13 Nov
Times returns after year-long dispute

16 Nov
Blunt revealed as 'fourth man'

21 Nov
Mob destroys US embassy in Pakistan

07 Dec
Lord Soames to govern Rhodesia

10 Dec
Daredevil Kidd's 80ft river jump

20 Dec
Council tenants will have 'right to buy'

24 Dec
Europe launches first rocket

26 Dec
Joy as guerrillas fly in to Rhodesia

28 Dec
Tay Bridge rail disaster remembered


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