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Entebbe Airport 1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

In a dramatic raid Israeli commandos fly to Uganda to save 100 hostages held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport.

Hands tear ration book 1954: Housewives celebrate end of rationing
Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain is over as restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat, and bacon in particular, are lifted.

Photograph of John Major 1995: Major wins Conservative leadership
The Prime Minister, John Major, wins his battle to remain leader of the Conservative party.

Photo of child genius Ruth Lawrence 1985: Teenage genius gets a first
Child prodigy Ruth Lawrence achieves a starred first in Mathematics at Oxford University.

Alec Rose 1968: Alec Rose sails home
Round-the-world yachtsman Alec Rose receives a hero's welcome as he sails into Portsmouth after his 354-day trip.

1977: Manchester United sack manager
Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty is sacked by the club's directors.
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