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Israeli soldiers celebrate 1967: Israel launches attack on Egypt

Israeli forces launch a pre-emptive strike on Egypt prompting Arab allies to get involved in a ground and air battle.


John Profumo 1963: Profumo resigns over sex scandal
Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns admitting he lied to Parliament about his relationship with a call girl.

Allied tanks with Coliseum in background 1944: Celebrations as Rome is liberated
The people of Rome crowd onto the streets to welcome the victorious Allied troops.

Senator Robert Kennedy 1968: Robert Kennedy injured in shooting
Senator Robert Kennedy is shot and seriously wounded shortly after giving a victory speech in a Los Angeles hotel.

Edward, Duke of Windsor 1972: Duke of Windsor laid to rest
World leaders attend the funeral in Windsor of the former King of Britain who abdicated in 1936.

1989: Election boost for Solidarity
Initial results suggest Poland's Solidarity party will claim a remarkable success in the country's elections.

1992: Huge rise in water disconnections
New figures show the number of people having their water supplies cut off for failing to pay their bills has almost trebled in a year.
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Top Story 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath
Top Story 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash
Top Story 1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant
Top Story 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion
Top Story 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway
Top Story 1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack
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