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Scene of the crash 1966: 117 die in Air India tragedy

Over 100 passengers have been kiiled after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashed into Mont Blanc.

Leon Brittan 1986: Leon Brittan quits over Westland
Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan becomes the second cabinet minister to resign over the Westland affair.

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller (copyright: Getty Images) 1961: End of the road for Monroe and Miller
Hollywood screen star Marilyn Monroe divorces her husband of five years, playwright Arthur Miller.

Sir Winston Churchill 1965: Winston Churchill dies
Sir Winston Churchill has died at the age of 90 with his wife Lady Clementine Churchill and other members of the family at his bedside.

Police bus parked outside entrance to closed LSE 1969: LSE closes over student clashes
Students protesting at the installation of steel security gates at the London School of Economics go on the rampage, with crowbars, pickaxes and sledgehammers.

1956: Plans unveiled for homes in Barbican
Plans to build a "new town" in the Barbican area of London left devastated by the war are being considered at a public inquiry.

2001: Mandelson resigns - again
Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson resigns from the Cabinet over a passports-for-cash scandal.
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