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1986: Eastwood voted mayor by landslide.
Residents of the Californian town of Carmel have overwhelmingly voted for actor Clint Eastwood as their mayor.


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1969: Sikh busmen win turban fight.
Sikh busmen in Wolverhampton have won the right to wear turbans on duty after a long-running campaign.


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1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached.
The Northern Ireland peace talks have ended with an historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.


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1981: Brixton ablaze after riot.
The arrest of a black man leads to hundreds of youths rampaging through the streets of Brixton in south London.


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1961: Soviets win space race.
The Soviet Union beats the USA in the race to get the first man into space and Yuri Gagarin becomes a national hero.


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1964: Poitier breaks new ground with Oscar win.
Sidney Poitier has become the first black person to win the best actor Oscar.


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1970: Critical explosion cripples Apollo 13.
An explosion on board Apollo 13 causes one of the most critical situations in American space history.


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1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen.
British troops enter the concentration camp after negotiating a truce with the German commandant.


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1964: 'Great Train Robbers' get 300 years.
Some of the longest sentences in British criminal history have been imposed on men involved in the so-called "Great Train Robbery".


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1984: Libyan embassy shots kill policewoman.
A police officer has been killed after shots were fired from the Libyan People's Bureau in central London.


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1955: Albert Einstein dies.
Eminent scientist Dr Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, dies in hospital aged 76.


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2001: Drugs firms withdraw from Aids case.
The world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have backed out of a landmark court battle over cheap anti-Aids drugs.


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1972: Apollo 16 safely on Moon after engine crisis.
The Apollo 16 manned mission to the Moon lands after a seven-hour crisis which nearly aborts the mission.


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1945: Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin.
Russian troops capture some outlying suburbs of Berlin at the beginning of what promises to be a bitter battle for control of the city.


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1838 The British steamer Sirius became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean from England to New York. The voyage took 18 days and 10 hours.


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