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    15th January 1982

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark was found safe and well after being missing for 6 days in the Sahara Desert whlst taking part in the Paris-Dakar rally.

    16th January 1979

    The Shah of Iran went into exile following months of increasing violence in protest at his regieme.
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    17th January 1991

    Operation Desert Storm began to liberate Kuwait from Iraq. Saddam Hussein described it as the Mother of all Battles.
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    21st January 1981

    52 Americans held hostage for 444 in the American Embassy in Tehran were released

    22nd January 1979

    The biggest mass strike in the UK since 1926 paralyses the country as public sector workers strike over pay

    23rd January 1973

    US president Richard Nixon announces peace with honour, ending over a decade of war in Vietnam

    24th January 1965

    WW2 prime minister Sir Winston Churchill died aged 90

    25th January 1971

    General idi Amin seized power in Uganda whilst President Milton Obote was away on a foreign visit
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    27th January 1984

    Michael Jackson received hospital treatment for serious burns to his head after his hair caught light during a freak accident whilst making a Pepsi commercial.

    28th January 1986

    The space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after lift off from Cape Canaveral killing all 7 astronauts

    30th January 1972

    British troops opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry, killing 13 civilians. This event became known as Bloody Sunday.

    31st January 1983

    The wearing of seat belts in the front seats of cars became compulsory in the UK.
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    1st February 1984

    Chancellor Nigel Lawson announced the 1/2p coin would cease to be produced after the end of February and would cease to be legal tender during the year.
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    2nd February 1979

    Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York.

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