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Stalingrad 1943: Germans surrender at Stalingrad

The half-starved remnants of the German 6th Army give themselves up after five months of bloody fighting for Stalingrad ends in defeat.


FW de Klerk 1990: De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa
The President of South Africa lifts the 30-year ban on leading anti-apartheid group the African National Congress.

Terry Waite 1987: Peace envoy imprisoned in Beirut
Reports from Lebanon say Church of England envoy Terry Waite has been kidnapped by an Islamic militia group.

Photo of Sid Vicious 1979: Sid Vicious dies from drugs overdose
Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose in New York.

Memorial to those who died on Bloody Sunday 1972: British embassy in Dublin destroyed
Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people in Londonderry on Sunday.

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Top Story 1972: Army kills 13 in civil rights protest
Top Story 2000: Life for serial killer Shipman
Top Story 2003: Columbia shuttle disintegrates killing seven
Top Story 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash
Top Story 1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing
Top Story 1994: Market massacre in Sarajevo
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