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Survivors sitting in fuselage 1972: Survivors found 10 weeks after plane crash

The Chilean Air Force finds 14 survivors two months after their plane crashed in the Andes.


Brandenburg Gate 1989: Brandenburg Gate re-opens
Berlin's most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, opens for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Edward Heath 1974: Heath's home is bombed
Terrorists bomb the home of the Conservative leader and former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Madonna emerges from Dornoch Cathedral 2000: Madonna weds her Guy
The American superstar marries British film maker Guy Ritchie at an exclusive ceremony in a Scottish castle hours after their son is christened.

Mark Henderson 2003: Hostages freed by Colombian rebels
Guerrillas in Colombia release the Briton Mark Henderson and four Israelis who were kidnapped in September.

1997: BSE inquiry to be 'far-reaching'
An independent inquiry into the BSE "disaster" and the devastation it wreaked on British farming is announced.
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Top Story 1984: Britain signs over Hong Kong to China
Top Story 1973: Spanish prime minister assassinated
Top Story 1988: Jumbo jet crashes onto Lockerbie
Top Story 1972: Earthquake wreaks devastation in Nicaragua
Top Story 1962: Bay of Pigs prisoners fly to freedom
Top Story 1989: Romania's 'first couple' executed
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