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Home Explore the BBC 30 April Search ON THIS DAY by date Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness About This Site | Text Only 1975: Saigon surrenders

The war in Vietnam ends as the government in Saigon announces its unconditional surrender to the Vietcong.


1973: Nixon takes rap for Watergate scandal
President Richard Nixon takes responsibility for the Watergate scandal but denies any personal involvement.

1999: Dozens injured in Soho nail bomb
Two people are killed and at least 30 injured in the third nail-bomb attack in London in two weeks.

1993: Tennis star stabbed
The world number one women's tennis player, Monica Seles, is stabbed in the back during a quarter-final match in Hamburg.

1952: Anne Frank published in English
The British public gets the chance to read The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Anne Frank who hid from the Nazis in Holland during the war.

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