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February 2014

1 50 Years Since The Beatles Made US Number 1 In Billboard Charts: A Look Back At The British Invasion

2 100 Years Since Charlie Chaplin's Film Debut: A Look In Profile

2 In Profile: The Super Bowl Halftime Shows

4 10 Years Since Facebook Launched

5 100 Years Since The Birth Of William S Burroughs

13 40 Years Since Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Was Expelled From The Soviet Union

14 GBR: 30 Years Since Torvill And Dean Won Olympic Gold

19 GBR: The Brit Awards: A Look Back

21 Robert Mugabe Turns 90

25 50 Years Since Cassius Clay Became World Heavyweight Champion

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  • UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 07: Throng is on hand to greet the Beatles as they stepped triumphantly from plane at Kennedy Airport for the first time from London for a 10-day tour. (Photo by Tom Gallagher/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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  • The English actor and director Charlie Chaplin acting with the young Jackie Coogan in the movie 'The kid'. USA, 1921 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
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  • 81414216. UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31: Football: Super Bowl XXVII, Celebrity singer Michael Jackson performing during halftime of Dallas Cowboys vs Buffalo Bills game, Pasadena, CA 1/31/1993 (Photo by Damian Strohmeyer/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X43853)
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  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) during a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. Obama held the Facebook town hall to answer questions about the deficit and the economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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  • LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1985: Author William S. Burroughs poses for a portrait circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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  • (FILES) A file photo dated 15 February 1974 of Russian writer and former Soviet dissident Alexandre Solzhenitsyn in Cologne before his departure to Zurich. Russian writer and dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn died overnight Sunday to Monday, the Itar-Tass news agency said, citing his son Stepan on August 3, 2008. He was 89. Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970 after writing harrowing works about the Soviet Union's system of labour camps. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974. Since his return to Russia in 1994 he has been critical of the West and of Russia's post-Soviet evolution, calling for a return to traditional moral values. AFP PHOTO / DPA (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • SARAJEVO, YUGOSLAVIA: POUR ILLUSTRER LES PAPIERS SUR LES FIGURES MYTHIQUES DES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER - (FILES) - Picture taken 14 February 1984 oin Sarajevo of figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean from Great Britain performing their free dance program during the Winter Olympic Games. The ice dance couple won the gold medal. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • LONDON - FEBRUARY 8: Pop sensation Robbie Williams and veteran singer Tom Jones perform a medley of tracks from hit movie 'The Full Monty' at the Brit Awards on February 8, 1998 at Alexandra Palace, London, England. Williams was nominated in the Best Male and Best Single categories. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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  • ZIMBABWE - SEPTEMBER 12: Pope John Paul II and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe on September 12th , 1988. (Photo by Francois LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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