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Navy divers recover the Gemini V capsule 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth

Two American astronauts splash down safely in the Atlantic after setting a space endurance record.


Cpl. Tony Gibbs of the 1st Middlesex Regiment (British Army) and Pte. Peter Mercbain of the United States 8th Army. 1950: British troops arrive in Korea
British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.

2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina lashes New Orleans with high winds and hard rain, cutting power and flooding homes.

Police in Rostock, eastern Germany 1992: Violence mars German anti-racist rally
A protest march against right-wing attacks on refugees in Germany ends in violence after demonstrators clash with police.

Windsor Great Park clean up 1974: Rock fans clash with police at festival
At least 220 people are arrested following disturbances at a rock festival in Windsor Great Park in Berkshire.

1986: UK's oldest twins turn 100
Britain's oldest twins both receive telegrams from the Queen.
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Top Story 1963: King's dream for racial harmony
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Top Story 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash
Top Story 1939: Germany invades Poland
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