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Crowds celebrating in Buenos Aires 1982: Argentina invades Falklands

Argentina has invaded the British territory of the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic.

2005: Pope John Paul II dies
Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84 following heart failure, ending one of the longest pontificates in history.

Boeing 727 (copyright: AP) 1986: Bomb tears hole in airliner over Greece
Four people are killed after they are sucked through a hole blown in the side of a TWA jet flying to Athens.

Red Rum winning the 1977 Grand National 1977: Hat trick for Red Rum
Red Rum has galloped into racing history by winning the Grand National for a record third time.

Maurice Papon 1998: Papon guilty of war crimes
Former French cabinet minister Maurice Papon has been found guilty of war crimes for his part in deporting Jews from France during World War II.

1962: New pedestrian crossings cause chaos
A new style of pedestrian crossing causes confusion among both drivers and pedestrians following its launch in London.
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Top Story 1981: President Reagan is shot
Top Story 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory
Top Story 1957: BBC fools the nation
Top Story 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested
Top Story 1968: Martin Luther King shot dead
Top Story 1986: Berlin disco bombed
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