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15 Jan
Benn back on road to Westminster

27 Jan
Michael Jackson burned in Pepsi ad

14 Feb
British ice couple score Olympic gold

26 Feb
US troops withdraw from Beirut

29 Feb
Trudeau resigns as Canada's PM

12 Mar
Miners strike over threatened pit closures

14 Mar
Sinn Fein leader shot in street attack

17 Mar
Boat race halted before starting

21 Mar
EEC summit collapses over rebate row

04 Apr
Greenham Common women evicted

09 Apr
Dozens arrested in picket line violence

12 Apr
Scargill vetoes national ballot on strike

17 Apr
Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman

26 Apr
Reagan arrives in China

27 Apr
Libyan embassy siege ends

23 Apr
Scientist finds Aids virus

08 May
Moscow pulls out of US Olympics

29 May
Miners and police clash at Orgreave

06 Jun
Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar

20 Jun
O-Levels to be replaced by GCSEs

09 Jul
Historic York Minster engulfed by flames

23 Jul
Sellafield 'not linked' to cancer cluster

02 Aug
Euro Court condemns phone-tapping

11 Aug
Zola Budd in race trip controversy

16 Aug
DeLorean cleared of drugs charges

02 Sep
Seven killed in Sydney biker shootings

03 Sep
Typhoon batters Philippines

07 Sep
Epidemic 'spreads to second hospital'

20 Sep
US embassy blast kills 20

21 Sep
Maltby picket sparks violence

26 Sep
UK and China agree Hong Kong handover

28 Sep
Pit dispute 'illegal' says judge

05 Oct
Essex police make record drugs haul

12 Oct
Tory Cabinet in Brighton bomb blast

25 Oct
Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia

30 Oct
Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered

31 Oct
Indian prime minister shot dead

01 Nov
Violence follows Gandhi killing

05 Nov
Sandinistas claim election victory

07 Nov
Four more years for Reagan

12 Nov
Quid notes out - pound coins in

23 Nov
London tube fire traps hundreds

03 Dec
Hundreds die in Bhopal chemical accident

14 Dec
Court fines Scargill for obstruction

16 Dec
Gorbachev visit to Britain a 'success'

19 Dec
Britain signs over Hong Kong to China

29 Dec
Rajiv Gandhi wins landslide election victory

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