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The Dalai Lama fled from Chinese-oc­cu­pied Ti­bet.

John Prescott was in­ves­ti­gat­ing ways to hire out the Royal Train, to re­coup some of its £1.7 mil­lion an­nual run­ning costs.

A new study re­vealed that Bri­tish women were spend­ing less than half the time their moth­ers did on house­work. It showed that they spent an av­er­age of 16 hours a week on house­hold chores, down from 33 hours in 1961. Men did 10 hours a week on av­er­age, one more than in 1961.

In Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, 2.2 mil­lion peo­ple took part in the first Earth Hour, when lights were switched off for one hour to take a stand against cli­mate change.

The Bea­tles achieved the unique feat of hav­ing the top five sin­gles in the Amer­i­can chart.

Jimi Hen­drix set fire to his gui­tar on stage for the first time. He was taken to hos­pi­tal with burns on his hands.

Ro­nan Keat­ing, pic­tured, at­tacked pro­grammes like Pop Idol and Pop­stars say­ing they were “glo­ri­fied karaoke”.

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