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Ranger IV 1962: First US rocket lands on Moon

The American Moon rocket Ranger IV lands on the far side of the Moon but fails to send back pictures due a technical fault.

2005: Syrian troops leave Lebanon
Syria says it has pulled all its troops out of Lebanon after 29 years as a military band sees off the last soldiers.

Reagan with George Schultz and Robert McFarlane (copyright: AP) 1984: Reagan arrives in China
US President Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972.

Norman Lamont on budget day 1993 1993: Recession over - it's official
The government announces the recession is over after new figures show growth in the economy for the first time in over two years.

Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1974 1975: Labour votes to leave the EEC
Party members vote by almost 2-1 to leave the EEC, underlining the deep divisions over the issue of Europe.

2000: Minister sees immigrants captured
The Home Secretary, Jack Straw, witnesses nine people being caught attempting to illegally enter the UK as he inspects immigration procedures in Dover.
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Top Story 1979: Teacher dies in Southall race riots
Top Story 1993: IRA bomb devastates City of London
Top Story 1980: Tehran hostage rescue mission fails
Top Story 1945: Russians and Americans link at Elbe
Top Story 1986: Soviets admit nuclear accident
Top Story 1992: LA in flames after 'not guilty' verdict
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