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Hasely Crawford, far right, of Trinidad and Tobago, crosses the finish line to win the gold medal on July 24 1976: African countries boycott Olympics

The opening ceremony of the 21st Olympic games in Montreal is marred by the withdrawal of 25 African countries.

President Somoza - June 1979 1979: Sandinista rebels take Nicaraguan capital
The left-wing Sandinistas take control of the Nicaragua after 46 years of dictatorial rule by the Somoza family.

Emergency services attending the scene 1974: Bomb blast at the Tower of London
An explosion in the Tower of London leaves one person dead and 41 injured.

Thomas Ward 1987: Ex-Guinness boss owes millions
Former Guinness director Thomas Ward is ordered to repay 5.2m to the brewing giants.

Photo of shoppers at a Tesco supermarket 2000: Tesco bows to imperial pressure
British supermarket Tesco is to revive imperial measures in its stores.

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