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Churchill, Truman and Stalin at Potsdam Conference 1945: Allied leaders gather at Potsdam

Winston Churchill, Harry S Truman, Josef Stalin discuss the fate of a defeated Germany.


Earth from Apollo 11 (copyright: Nasa) 1969: Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon
The Apollo 11 space rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy at the start of the first attempt to land a man on the Moon.

Docks in London 1970: State of emergency called over dock strike
Home Secretary Reginald Maudling declares a state of emergency to deal with strikes at UK ports.

Stirling Moss 1955: Moss claims first Grand Prix victory
Stirling Moss wins the British Grand Prix at the Aintree track near Liverpool - the first time an Englishman has triumphed in the race.

Photograph of British Airways chairman Lord King 1987: Great British airline ready for take off
The two biggest airlines in the UK are to merge and create a carrier to compete with America's giant air corporations.

1993: Secret Service goes public
Britain's internal security service, MI5, holds the first photocall in its 84-year history.

2001: Rebel MPs defeat the government
The Labour Government is defeated in the House of Commons for the first time since it came to power in 1997.
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