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1997

09 Jan
Bullimore rescued after five days

13 Jan
Shots heard at besieged embassy in Peru

15 Jan
Princess Diana sparks landmines row

21 Jan
Carers accused in child abuse inquiry

06 Feb
Widow allowed dead husband's baby

14 Feb
Lawrence 'killed by racists'

19 Feb
China's reformist Deng Xiaoping dies

21 Feb
'Bridgewater Three' freed

22 Feb
Dolly the sheep is cloned

06 Apr
Fault cuts short space shuttle mission

08 Apr
BBC TV newsman turns politician

12 Apr
Bosnian bomb plot fails to stop Pope

13 Apr
Tiger Woods wins Masters at 21

22 Apr
Troops storm embassy in Peru

02 May
Labour routs Tories in historic election

06 May
Brown sets Bank of England free

19 May
Labour to stub out tobacco sponsorship

12 Jun
Straw to reconsider Bulger killers' fate

19 Jun
Victory for McDonald's - at a cost

06 Jul
Mars buggy starts exploring Red Planet

15 Jul
Versace murdered on his doorstep

19 Jul
IRA declares ceasefire

25 Aug
East German leader guilty of Berlin Wall deaths

31 Aug
Princess Diana dies in Paris crash

01 Sep
Diana driver was 'drunk and speeding'

04 Sep
Suicide bombings put peace visit in doubt

05 Sep
Mother Teresa dies

06 Sep
Diana's funeral watched by millions

12 Sep
Scots say 'Yes' to home rule

19 Sep
Six dead in Southall train disaster

26 Sep
Earthquakes rock central Italy

29 Sep
Scientists confirm brain diseases link

31 Oct
British au pair guilty of murder

03 Nov
Angry truckers blockade French ports

10 Nov
British au pair freed after appeal

12 Nov
'Great Train Robber' escapes extradition again

22 Nov
Michael Hutchence found dead in hotel

18 Dec
Dawn of Scottish parliament

19 Dec
Tory leader weds

22 Dec
BSE inquiry to be 'far-reaching'

24 Dec
Minister's son arrested in drug probe

27 Dec
Loyalist leader murdered in prison


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