USSR. British Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigned in Jan 1957 and Sinai was occupied by Israel until March 1957. 60 years ago, on 6th Oct 1961 that US President John F Kennedy advised Americans to build bomb shelters to protect themselves from nuclear fallout in the event of an attack by the Soviet Union. 50 years ago, on 1st Oct 1971 that the first CT scan was performed on a patient at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon. 40 years ago, on 3rd Oct 1981 that a hunger strike by IRA members in Maze Prison, County Down, ended after seven months. 10 prisoners had died. 30 years ago, on 20th Oct 1991 that the Oakland-Berkey Firestorm took place in California. A grass/bush fire spread to the hillsides, fanned St. Mary’s Churchyard Gardening Group Meet every Monday from 10am till 12noon To do a spot of gardening and tidying up the grounds You are very welcome to join them. Tea & biscuits provided 20 Friday’s 7pm New members are welcomed by strong winds. 25 people were killed and 150 injured. Thousands of homes were destroyed. 25 years ago, on 18th Oct 1996 that the journal Science published the first study that showed a causal link between a toxin found in tobacco smoke and the development of lung cancer. 20 years ago, on 7th Oct 2001, that the first US and British forces arrived in Afghanistan to launch a massive military offensive following the 9/11 terrorist attack. 10 years ago, on 20th Oct 2011, that Muammar Gaddafi, head of state of Libya (1969-2011) was captured and killed by military from the National Transitional Council. St. Mary’s

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