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A mushroom cloud rising into the air after the atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki

American forces drop an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in the past three days.


Northern Ireland prime minister, Brian Faulkner 1971: NI activates internment law
New powers to enable authorities in Northern Ireland to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists without trial are introduced.

Gerald Ford 1974: Ford takes over as Nixon quits
Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th US president following Richard Nixon's resignation.

Sharon Tate 1969: Film star stabbed in 'ritualistic' killings
Actress Sharon Tate is found brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home, along with four other victims.

Sign warning of nudist beach 1979: Brighton bares all
Brighton becomes the first major resort in Britain to agree to set aside part of its seafront to nudists.

1993: Wounded Bosnian girl flown to UK
A five-year-old girl who was severely injured in the fighting in Bosnia is flown to Britain for treatment.

1999: Kennedy wins Lib Dem leadership
Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as leader of the Liberal Democrats.
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Top Story 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Top Story 1998: US embassies in Africa bombed
Top Story 1991: Beirut hostage John McCarthy freed
Top Story 2001: Hamiltons condemn 'sex assault' arrest
Top Story 1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral
Top Story 1985: Hundreds dead in Boeing crash
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