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Events and Birthdays on 1 April

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Events on this day, 1 April

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is arrested and taken to prison

The Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages in the Second World War, is stolen from Bletchley Park.

A legally-binding minimum rate of pay has been introduced in Britain for the first time.

Up to 1,000 prisoners run amok at Strangeways Prison in Manchester in a violent protest against overcrowding.

Tens of thousands of peace demonstrators have formed a human chain stretching 14 miles (22.5 kilometres) across a southern English county.

The BBC receives a mixed reaction to a spoof documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland.

Birthdays on this day, 1 April

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