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US troops march along the Champs Elysee 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender

General Charles de Gaulle enters the capital of France after French and US troops force a German surrender.


Security guards (copyright: AP) 2003: Bombay rocked by twin car bombs
Two powerful bomb blasts hit the Indian city of Bombay within minutes of each other, killing at least 44 and injuring nearly 150.

Egon Krenz 1997: East German leader guilty of Berlin Wall deaths
A court in Berlin sentences the former East German leader, Egon Krenz, to six-and-a-half years in prison.

1989: Voyager spacecraft reaches Neptune
The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft sends back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.

George Lincoln Rockwell 1967: 'American Hitler' shot dead
The leader of the American Nazi party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot and killed by a sniper at a shopping centre in Arlington, Virginia.

1974: Human cannonball misses target
A woman fired from a cannon in Bristol fails to break the English record for the second time.
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Top Story 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans
Top Story 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten
Top Story 1963: King's dream for racial harmony
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