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Day By Day : August 25 - 31

Omnibus : On this day

Broadcast: August 31, 2008, 30mins QAnother chance to look back at the events making the news 40 years ago with John Tusa. Protests against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia continue. Cricketer Basil D'Oliveira is controversially left out of the squad to tour South Africa. Hubert Humphrey is chosen as the Democratic candidate for the White House.

August 25 1968

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Broadcast: August 25, 2008, 3mins Thousands attend a rally for Czechoslovakian freedom in London's Hyde Park.

August 26 1968

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Broadcast: August 26, 2008, 3mins USA: The Democratic Party convention opens in Chicago.

August 27 1968

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Broadcast: August 27, 2008, 3mins Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek returns from Moscow and broadcasts an emotional plea to the nation

August 28 1968

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Broadcast: August 28, 2008, 3mins Riots rage in Chicago as the Democrats choose Hubert Humphrey as their candidate for the White House.

August 29 1968

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Broadcast: August 29, 2008, 3mins The Former Ambassador to Czechoslovakia tells of his lucky escape from a Russian tank.

August 30 1968

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Broadcast: August 30, 2008, 3mins US Democratic convention: several of Eugene McCarthy's staff are beaten and thrown from their rooms after Chicago police raid their headquarters.

August 31 1968

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Broadcast: August 31, 2008, 3mins Nigeria's Federal ruler General Gowon signals the Biafran conflict could soon be over.



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