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Suez Canal 1956: Egypt seizes Suez Canal

Egypt's president, Colonel Nasser, announces the nationalisation of the Suez Canal Company to provide funding for the construction of the Aswan High Dam.


British Prime Minister Clement Attlee (1883 - 1967) and his wife waving to crowds on their arrival at Transport House, London. 1945: Churchill loses general election
Clement Attlee is Britain's new prime minister after Labour win a sweeping victory over the Conservatives.

Rescuers dig through the rubble 1963: Thousands killed in Yugoslav earthquake
Thousands of people are feared dead as a massive earthquake rocks the Yugoslavian city of Skopje.

Photograph of ambulance taking the injured to Charing Cross Hospital 1994: Israel's London embassy bombed
A car bomb explodes outside the Israeli embassy in London injuring 14 people.

Eva Peron 1952: Eva Peron dies
Senora Eva Peron wife of the president of the Argentine Republic, dies from cancer, aged 33.

1983: Mother loses contraception test case
A mother of 10 fails to prevent doctors prescribing contraception to under-16s without parental consent.
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