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Photograph of a police officer patrolling the grounds of Buckingham Palace 1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder

A man breaks into Buckingham Palace and spends ten minutes talking to the Queen in her bedroom.


York Minster 1984: Historic York Minster engulfed by flames
A massive fire devastates large parts of York Minster causing an estimated 1m damage.

BCCI logo 1991: Bank collapse costs taxpayers millions
The closure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International loses about 20 local councils up to 30m in investments.

Prime Minister Lyndon Pindling 1973: Bahamas' sun sets on British Empire
Prince Charles enjoys the Bahamas' last day as a British colony.

Microwave map of the cosmos 2001: Scientists discover why we are here
A Californian University throws more light on why the Big Bang theory works after nearly 40 years of world-wide research.

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