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Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned at a coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey in London.


Pope John Paul II 1979: Millions cheer as the Pope comes home
The Pope is greeted by two million people as he sets foot on his native soil of Poland.

Wreckage from the Chinook crash 1994: MI5 officers killed in helicopter crash
Twenty of Britain's top intelligence experts are killed when a RAF helicopter crashes on the Mull of Kintyre.

President of the Scottish FA David Will 1985: Uefa bans English clubs from Europe
English clubs are banned from playing in Europe indefinitely, after the riot at Brussels' Heysel stadium in which 39 people died.

Surveyor 1 (picture courtesy NSSDC) 1966: First US space probe lands on Moon
The United States lands a spacecraft on the Moon on its first try, but four months behind the Soviet Union.

1976: Piggott celebrates 7th Derby victory
Jockey Lester Piggott wins the Epsom Derby for a record seventh time, riding the French-trained Emperie.
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