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Bishopsgate shortly after the bombing 1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London

A massive bomb rips through the heart of the City of London, killing one and injuring more than 40.


Vladimir Komarov 1967: Russian cosmonaut dies in space crash
The Soviet Union announces the catastrophic failure of its latest space mission, with the crash of Soyuz 1 and the death of the cosmonaut on board.

Sea King helicopter on HMS Hermes - April 1982 1982: First Briton dies in Falklands campaign
A crewman of a Sea King helicopter on its way to the Falklands Islands is missing and presumed dead after the aircraft crashed.

1975: Baader-Meinhof blow up embassy
A tense stand-off at the West German embassy in Stockholm ends in violence.

Mau Mau suspects with numbers round necks 1954: British crackdown on Kenya rebels
Security forces round up more than 10,000 men in the biggest anti-Mau Mau operation since the state of emergency was declared in Kenya 18 months ago.

1990: Hubble telescope takes off for space
The space shuttle Discovery takes off, carrying the revolutionary Hubble Telescope into orbit high above the Earth's atmosphere.
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