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Plane wreckage at Munich airport 1958: United players killed in air disaster

Seven Manchester United footballers are among 21 dead after an air crash in Munich.


George VI 1952: King George VI dies in his sleep
His Majesty, King George VI, dies peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House, aged 56.

Ariel Sharon 2001: Sharon sweeps to power
The leader of the right-wing Likud party, Ariel Sharon, wins a landslide victory to become the new prime minister of Israel.

Klaus Barbie 1983: 'Butcher of Lyon' returns to face trial
War criminal and former Gestapo commandant, Klaus Barbie, arrives in France to stand trial for crimes committed 37 years ago.

Photograph of Diane Blood 1997: Widow allowed dead husband's baby
The Court of Appeal makes an historic judgement in favour of Diane Blood who will be allowed to be inseminated with her dead husband's sperm.

1971: Man plays golf on the Moon
Alan Shepard becomes the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon during a two-day Moon walk from Apollo 14.

2005: Blair is Labour's longest-serving PM
British Prime Minister Tony Blair marks 2,838 days in his post at Number 10.
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