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Events and Birthdays on 24 January

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Events on this day, 24 January

Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns from the Cabinet over a passports-for-cash scandal.

Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan becomes the second cabinet minister to resign over the Westland affair.

Students protesting at the installation of steel security gates at the London School of Economics go on the rampage, with crowbars, pickaxes and sledgehammers.

Over 100 passengers have been kiiled after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc.

Sir Winston Churchill has died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside.

Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe divorces her husband of five years, playwright Arthur Miller.

Plans to build a "new town" in the Barbican area of London left devastated by the war are being considered at a public inquiry.

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