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The crash site 1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118

A flight from London Heathrow to Brussels crashes minutes after take-off killing all 118 people on board.


Carter and Brezhnev 1979: Leaders agree arms reduction treaty
United States President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign Salt II, the first arms-reduction treaty between the two super powers.

Demonstrators 1999: Anti-capitalism demo turns violent
Police and protesters clash at a demonstration against capitalism in the centre of London's financial district.

Drink-drive motoring accident 1965: Drink-drive limit to be introduced
The government announces it will introduce a blood alcohol limit for drivers with penalties for those caught above it.

Harry Truman 1956: Truman rejects anti-Stalin talk
The former President of the United States, Harry Truman, dismisses suggestions Moscow may be about to turn its back on its Stalinist past.

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