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The crash scene 2000: Concorde crash kills 113

Concorde crashes minutes after take-off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris killing 113 people.


Test tube 1978: First 'test tube baby' born
The birth of the world's first "test tube baby" is announced in Manchester, England.

Mussolini in army uniform 1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits
The Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, steps down as head of the armed forces and the government.

Elderly woman with facial injuries 1993: Failed Bosnian ceasefire threatens peace
The latest UN ceasefire in Bosnia is broken with shelling from both sides in Sarajevo.

Opening day ceremony (copyright: AP) 1992: World unites at Barcelona Olympics
The Olympic Games opens in Barcelona with all countries present for the first time in modern history.

1969: Kennedy pleads guilty over car crash
Senator Edward Kennedy's political career is in doubt after he pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash.

1989: Diana opens Landmark Aids Centre
The Princess of Wales opens a new Aids centre in south-east London.
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