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WAAFs link arms with soldiers during the VJ Day celebrations in Piccadilly Circus 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

Allied nations across the globe rejoice on Victory in Japan day that marks the end of World War II.


1998: Dozens die in Omagh bombing
At least 27 people are feared dead after a massive car bomb in the town of Omagh in Northern Ireland.

Blood brothers sign painted on shop window 1965: Los Angeles riot toll keeps rising
At least 28 people die and hundreds are injured after a weekend of rioting in Los Angeles.

Settlers face troops 2005: Settlers protest at Gaza pullout
Israeli troops meet peaceful resistance as they deliver the first eviction notices to settlers in the Gaza Strip.

Harvey Smith 1971: 'V-sign' costs rider victory
Controversial horse rider Harvey Smith is stripped of his 2,000 winnings and a major show jumping title for allegedly making a rude gesture.

1985: Virgin voyage ends in disaster
The speedboat Virgin Atlantic Challenger capsizes off the south-west of England scuppering Richard Branson's attempt at the fastest-ever Atlantic crossing.

1950: Princess gives birth to second child
The King's eldest daughter and heir to the throne, Princess Elizabeth, gives birth to a daughter at Clarence House in London.
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Top Story 1961: Berliners wake to divided city
Top Story 1969: British troops sent into Northern Ireland
Top Story 1952: Flood devastates Devon village
Top Story 1998: Clinton admits Lewinsky affair
Top Story 1992: Serbian prison camps condemned
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