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British troops on landing craft 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

Thousands of Allied troops are landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern France at the start of a major offensive against the Germans.

Golden Temple in Amritsar 1984: Troops raid Golden Temple in Amritsar
Nearly 300 people are killed as Indian troops storm the Golden Temple in Amritsar, held by Sikh militants.

James Meredith shot and wounded on the ground 1966: Black civil rights activist shot
James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, is shot in the back and legs while on a civil rights march.

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath celebrates the result 1975: UK embraces Europe in referendum
British voters back the UK's continued membership of the EEC by two-to-one in a nationwide referendum.

Campsfield House, Oxfordshire 1994: Asylum seekers flee detention centre
Six detainees held in an Oxfordshire immigration centre make their escape after a rooftop protest.

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