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Spectators fleeing from the fire caused by the crash 1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives

Seventy-seven people are killed and 77 others injured when a racing car spins off the track and into the crowd.


Panhien Garang, a one and half year-old-malnourished child sits at a feeding point in Pakot, southern Sudan 1998: UN warns of famine in Sudan
More than a million people in Sudan are facing starvation, prompting the United Nations to declare an official famine in the region.

Christopher Cockerell 1959: Hovercraft marks new era in transport
The Hovercraft invented by Christopher Cockerell is officially launched in Southampton.

Margaret Thatcher 1987: Thatcher wins record third term
Margaret Thatcher declares she is "raring to go" as she wins a record third term as prime minister.

Tens of thousands marched to protest against the mercenaries 1976: Mercenaries trial begins in Angola
The trial of 13 mercenaries - 10 of them British - begins in Angola with the public still in the dark over the exact charges.

1968: French student rebel arrives in UK
French student rebel leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit arrives in Britain stirring up fears of campus unrest.
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