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1990

19 Jan
Rebel cricketers face storm of protest

22 Jan
Gorbachev explains crackdown in Azerbaijan

25 Jan
Children killed in devastating storm

28 Jan
Romanians call for government change

02 Feb
De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa

11 Feb
Freedom for Nelson Mandela

01 Mar
Secrets act gags whistleblowers

10 Mar
Observer 'spy' sentenced to die

31 Mar
Violence flares in poll tax demonstration

01 Apr
Rioting inmates take over Strangeways

11 Apr
Customs seize 'supergun'

24 Apr
Hubble telescope takes off for space

03 May
Latvia to declare independence

07 Jun
Three countries lift beef export ban

18 Jul
English teenagers held in Thailand over drugs

20 Jun
Major proposes new Euro currency

12 Jul
Yeltsin resignation splits Soviet Communists

03 Aug
UK temperatures reach record high

10 Aug
Magellan starts mapping Venus

12 Aug
Briton shot by Iraqis

14 Aug
One in five yet to pay poll tax

24 Aug
Irish hostage released in Lebanon

23 Aug
Outrage at Iraqi TV hostage show

27 Aug
'Guinness Four' guilty

08 Oct
Britain's first full day in ERM

22 Oct
Aral Sea is 'world's worst disaster'

01 Nov
Howe resigns over Europe policy

08 Nov
Ireland elects first woman president

20 Nov
Thatcher fails to win party mandate

22 Nov
Thatcher quits as prime minister

27 Nov
Tories choose Major for Number 10

28 Nov
Tearful farewell from Iron Lady

10 Dec
Iraq frees British hostages

26 Dec
Iranian leader upholds Rushdie fatwa


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