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Lauda's burning car is put out 1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash

F1 racing driver Niki Lauda is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing at the German Grand Prix.

Home Army lined up as if for inspection. Photo courtesy of Roman Banach/ 1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins
The Polish Underground Army begins battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European city to fall to the Germans.

Mount Hadley photographed by Apollo 15 (copyright: Nasa) 1971: Apollo 15 finds rock from birth of Moon
Astronauts uncover a rock which may date back to the origin of the Moon.

Lord Hutton (copyright: PA) 2003: Hutton inquiry begins
The judge investigating the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly says his first task is to flesh out "a fuller picture of the facts".

Firemen rescue documents 1994: Library fire wipes out historic records
Thousands of historic documents and more than 100,000 books are destroyed in a blaze which ripped through Norwich Central Library early today.

1989: Britain's oldest person turns 112
Charlotte Marion Hughes from Cleveland celebrates her birthday - and enters the record books.

2001: Boy 'held prisoner for eight years'
Officers from Scotland Yard's Child Protection Team are investigating a boy's claims he was held captive in his own home for eight years.
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Top Story 1981: Charles and Diana marry
Top Story 1986: Parents appeal for missing agent
Top Story 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads
Top Story 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait
Top Story 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven
Top Story 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead
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