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1997 – At a conference in Brussels, 95 countries agreed to sign a landmine ban.
2002 – The G8 concludes a $ 20 billion deal to help pay for the disarmament of weapons of mass destruction in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union.
2007 – Gordon Brown replaces Tony Blair as Britain’s prime minister after years of waiting, promising sweeping changes to restore confidence in a government damaged by the Iraq war.
2008 Former Indian Army Chief Sam Manekshaw, considered one of the country’s greatest war heroes, has died.