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Police search area where bomb exploded 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven

A bomb explodes in a busy west London street, injuring seven people.

Gene Robinson (copyright: AP) 2003: Anglican church approves gay bishop
The Anglican Church in America votes to approve the appointment of an openly gay bishop, angering religious leaders around the world.

Children in park 1990: UK temperatures reach record high
A weather station in Leicestershire records the highest temperature ever known in Britain.

1978: Queen opens Commonwealth Games
The Queen officially opens the 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.

Kuala Lumpur 1957: Rahman to lead independent Malaya
Tunku Abdul Rahman, a British-educated Malay prince, is elected as head of state ahead of independence from Britain.

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