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Smoke rising from houses in Nicosia 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

Thousands of Turkish troops invade northern Cyprus after last-minute talks in the Greek capital, Athens, fail to reach a solution.

Adolf Hitler 1944: Hitler survives assassination attempt
Adolf Hitler escapes death after a third attempt on his life when a bomb explodes in Rastenberg

Photo of the aftermath of the Hyde Park bomb 1982: IRA bombs cause carnage in London
Eight soldiers on ceremonial duty are killed in two IRA bomb blasts in Hyde Park and Regent's Park.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike 1960: Ceylon chooses world's first woman PM
Sirimavo Bandaranaike makes history when she becomes the first-ever female head of government.

Photo of the front of the London Stock Exchange 1990: IRA bombs Stock Exchange
An IRA bomb blows a 10-foot hole in the London Stock Exchange.

1952: Zatopek wins gold at Helsinki
Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia sets the pace at the start of the Olympic Games in Finland by breaking the 10,000 metres record.

2003: BBC admits Kelly was 'main source'
The BBC confirms weapons expert Dr David Kelly, found dead two days ago, was the source for reports that the government "sexed up" an Iraq dossier.
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