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The wreck of Princess Diana's car being removed 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash

Diana, Princess of Wales, is killed after her car crashes in a Paris underpass - the driver and her friend Dodi Fayed are also dead.


Poster in Northern Ireland reads "25 Years - Time for Peace - Time to Go" 1994: IRA declares 'complete' ceasefire
The IRA announces a "complete cessation of military operations" after 25 years of bombing and killing.

Harold Macmillan 1959: Anglo-US TV debate makes history
British prime minister Harold Macmillan and American president Dwight Eisenhower give an historic live television broadcast from Downing Street.

Ian Smith 1977: Smith keeps power in Rhodesia
Ian Smith's ruling Rhodesian Front wins an overwhelming victory in the country's general election.

Princess Anne 1989: Royal couple to separate
Buckingham Palace confirms that after 16 years of marriage Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips are to live apart.

1957: Malaya celebrates independence
The Federation of Malaya becomes independent from Britain after a midnight handover ceremony.
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