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Photograph Of Edwin Aldrin stepping onto the moon from the Eagle landing craft 1969: Man takes first steps on the Moon

American Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the Moon.

Police cordon at Shepherds Bush Green 2005: Tube chaos after more blasts
London's underground network is plunged into chaos after explosions on two trains and a bus - exactly a fortnight after four suicide bomb blasts in the capital.

Viet Minh soldier waves flag after victory at Dien Bien Phu 1954: Peace deal ends Indo-China war
Eight years of war come to an end as the French cede control of northern Vietnam to the Communist Viet Minh after signing the Geneva Accord.

Tony Blair and David Blunkett 1994: Labour chooses Blair
The MP for Sedgefield, Tony Blair, is confirmed as the new leader of the Labour Party.

Photograph of holiday-makers returning from Cyprus 1974: Cyprus conflict spills into London
Thousands of Greek-Cypriots in London protest about the disputed government of Cyprus.

1982: Homecoming for HMS Hermes
The flagship of the British taskforce to the Falklands, HMS Hermes, arrives back in Portsmouth.
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Top Story 1974: Turkey invades Cyprus
Top Story 1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power
Top Story 1974: Greek military rule gives in to democracy
Top Story 1974: Nixon 'must hand over Watergate tapes'
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