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Scud missiles hitting Tel Aviv 1991: Iraqi Scud missiles hit Israel

Israel teeters on the brink of joining the Gulf War after Iraq attacks Tel Aviv and Haifa with Scud missiles.

Albert DeSalvo flanked by two policeman 1967: 'Boston Strangler' sentenced to life
Albert DeSalvo, who says he murdered 13 women, is given a life sentence for assault and armed robbery.

Emergency services outside the burnt-out house 1981: Nine die in New Cross house fire
Nine people are killed and 20 injured in a blaze which engulfed a house early this morning in south London.

Hugh Gaitskell 1963: Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell dies
Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell dies after a sudden deterioration in his heart condition.

Garfield Todd 1972: Rhodesia's former leader arrested
Garfield Todd and his daughter, Judith, are seized after violence erupts over Anglo-Rhodesian plans for independence.

1996: Green groups join bypass battle
Six major environmental organisations add their support to the growing anti-bypass campaign in Newbury, Berkshire.
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