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La Belle disco shortly after the bombing 1986: Berlin disco bombed

A bomb explodes in La Belle disco crowded with US servicemen in Berlin, Germany, killing at least two and injuring over 100.

Howard Hughes 1976: Billionaire Howard Hughes dies
One of the world's richest men dies on a plane to Houston, Texas, having spent two decades in seclusion.

James and Audrey Callaghan 1976: Callaghan is new prime minister
James Callaghan wins the Labour leadership contest and takes over at Number 10 Downing Street.

Winston Churchill 1955: Sir Winston Churchill resigns
Sir Winston Churchill resigns as prime minister of Britain due to failing health.

Policeman in Guatemala City 1970: West German envoy killed by rebels
West Germany's kidnapped ambassador to Guatemala has been shot dead.

1988: Hijackers free 25 hostages
Hijackers who have taken control of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet free 25 passengers.

2001: Driver jailed for immigrant deaths
A Dutch lorry driver has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his part in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants.
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