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Senator Joe McCarthy in front of microphones 1950: McCarthy launches anti-red crusade

United States Senator Joe McCarthy accuses more than 200 staff in the State Department of being Communists.


Trevor Francis at Nottingham Forest 1979: Forest break football transfer record
Football club Nottingham Forest clinches Britain's first 1m transfer deal.

A stable hand at Shergar's stud farm 1983: Police hunt Shergar's kidnappers
A nationwide hunt for 1981 Derby winner and prize stallion Shergar begins in Ireland.

Photograph of British-born astronaut Michael Foale 1995: Space pioneers take first small steps
British-born Michael Foale and the first African-American astronaut, Bernard Harris, walk in space as part of a Nasa experiment.

Dome at Dounreay power station 1966: New nuclear reactor for Dounreay
A Protype Fast Reactor will be built at the Dounreay power station in a remote part of Scotland, the government announces.

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