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Photo of an injured man being helped by soldiers 1994: Market massacre in Sarajevo

A mortar bomb explodes in the main market square in Sarajevo killing 68 and wounding 200 people.

GM tomato plant 1996: First GM food goes on sale in UK
Two British supermarket chains will be stocking genetically modified tomato puree from today - the first GM food to be sold in this country.

Patty Hearst 1974: Newspaper heiress kidnapped
The 19-year-old daughter of the millionaire American publisher, Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her home in California.

Survivor Harry Eddon - photo courtesy of British Union Conference from Seventh Day Adventist Archive  1968: Trawler sinks - 18 feared dead
Another trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland, with all hands on board - the third in three weeks.

Freddie Laker 1982: Laker Airways goes bust
Pioneering budget airliner Laker Airways collapses owing 270 million to banks and other creditors.

1953: Sweet rationing ends in Britain
The rationing of confectionery ends after 10 years, with schoolchildren first in the queue for unlimited sweets and chocolate.
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Top Story 1959: Buddy Holly killed in air crash
Top Story 1974: Soldiers and children killed in coach bombing
Top Story 1958: United players killed in air disaster
Top Story 1945: Black Sea talks plan defeat of Germany
Top Story 1952: New Queen proclaimed for UK
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