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MILITARY COUP IN GREECE

Nov. 25—President George Papadopoulos, the former colonel who seized power here in 1967, was ousted in a military coup. The Greek Government has been toppled by the country’s armed forces after weeks of unrest. There appears to have been little or no resistance when tanks rolled into Athens and troops took up positions around government […]

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National Cadet Corps

National Cadet Corps was established in India in 1948. The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Armed Forces with its headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, Navy, and Air Wing, engaged in grooming […]

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New era for Czechoslovakia in 1989

The entire leadership of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia has resigned to make way for democratic changes. Party leader Milos Jakes called an emergency meeting of his government this morning after revealing to depreciating the force of the pro-democracy movement. Twenty-four members of the Politburo and the Secretariat stood down mainly the same hardliners who […]

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Weightlifting Championship Kunjurani Devi

The 1999 World Weightlifting Championships were held at Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, Athens, Greece from November 21 to November 28, 1999. It was the main qualifying event in the sport for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Contents. 1 Medalsummary. Event, Gold, Silver, Bronze. India’s Kunjurani Devi won a silver medal in 1999 at the World Weightlifting Championships held in Athens.  […]

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Oxford Circus fire

The Oxford Circus fire occurred on Friday 23 November 1984 at 9.50 pm at Oxford Circus station on the London Underground. Almost 1,000 passengers were trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at London’s busiest underground station, Oxford Circus. Emergency services arrived at Oxford Circus within minutes of the blaze breaking out. There were no deaths and only minor injuries.  The fire caused seemingly by a dropped cigarette at Oxford Circus tube station caused a […]

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Maguindanao 32 journalists massacre

The Maguindanao massacre, when 32 journalists and media practitioners were among those killed in a deadly ambush of 58 individuals on their way to a 2009 electoral event in a town on the island of Mindanao, remains the single deadliest event for journalists in history. It is considered one of the bloodiest attacks on the media in the world: a massacre that saw 58 people killed, […]

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Commonwealth of Nations, 1983

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1983 was the seventh Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in New Delhi, India, between 23 and 29 November 1983, and was hosted by that country’s Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. The retreat was held in Goa. The discussion was held on three major […]

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Religious Violence in Nigeria 2002

In November 2002, protests relating to the Miss World beauty contest due to be held in Nigeria spiraled out of control and around 250 people were killed as Muslim and Christian groups attacked each other for three days in the northern city of Kaduna. The security forces not only failed to stop the killings despite […]

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1975: Juan Carlos takes power from dying Spanish Dictator

On 22 November 1975, two days after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco, Prince Juan Carlos was sworn in as King of Spain. Franco had ruled with an iron hand for 36 years, after winning the 1936 to 1939 civil war, so this was a turning point in the country’s history and transition towards democracy.  Born in […]

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Miss World Diana Hayden

Diana Hayden was born on 1 May 1973. She is an Indian actress, television host, model, and the winner of the Miss World 1997 pageant. She is the third Indian woman to win the title of Miss World. She also won three subtitles during the pageant and is the only Miss World title holder to do […]