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Former hostages being welcomed at Wiesbaden airport 1981: Tehran frees US hostages after 444 days

The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months arrive in West Germany on their way home to the United States.

Lamen Khalifa Fhimah 1992: UN threatens Libya with sanctions
Libya has been served with a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings.

1950: Acclaimed author George Orwell dies
The British writer George Orwell dies after a three-year battle against tuberculosis.

The infamous Bryn Estyn children's home 1997: Carers accused in child abuse inquiry
More than 80 people are named as child abusers in statements to the North Wales inquiry.

Mini with disputed headlights 1966: Future of Monte Carlo rally in doubt
The Monte Carlo rally ends in uproar over the disqualification of the British cars expected to fill the first four places.

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