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US Marines of the 28th Regiment of the 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt Suribachi, 1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima

The 28th Regiment of the 5th Marines take Mount Suribachi as the battle for control of Japanese-held Iwo Jima rages on.

Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina - coup leader 1981: Rebel army seizes control in Spain
Soldiers and members of the Civil Guard storm the Spanish Parliament threatening the fledgling democracy, once ruled by dictator General Franco.

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (1957-1963) 1959: Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace
On his ten-day visit to the Soviet Union, the British Prime Minister forges cultural and trade links between East and West.

Hijacked Lufthansa plane 1972: Hijackers surrender and free Lufthansa crew
Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet two days ago release the crew at an airfield in the Yemen.

Peter Hicks 1963: Shocking wardens could be legal
Peter Hicks, a farmer who electrified his car to ward off traffic wardens in London's Covent Garden may be able to evade the law.

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