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Wreckage of Air France Boeing at Orly airport 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

An Air France Boeing 707 crashes on take-off at Orly Airport killing all but two of those on board.

Car wrecks after the shooting 1991: IRA men shot dead by British army
Three members of the IRA are ambushed and killed by soldiers in Northern Ireland acting on intelligence information.

Israeli ambassador to Britain Shlomo Argov 1982: Israeli ambassador shot in London
Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador to Britain, is critically ill in hospital after being shot on a London street.

Army barricade on Craigavon Bridge 1972: Protestant march ends in battle
Soldiers disperse crowds as a Protestant march against "no-go" areas in Londonderry turns violent at Craigavon Bridge.

Writer Noel Coward 1957: Noel Coward comes home
Noel Coward returns from Jamaica for a short visit to Britain and rebuffs suggestions he has become a tax exile.

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