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USS Yorktown listing badly 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway

The United States routs the Japanese Navy in a major three-day battle over a remote military base at Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1981: Israel bombs Baghdad nuclear reactor
Israel shocks the world by destroying the Osirak nuclear plant near the Iraqi capital for fear it would be used to make atom bombs.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh 1977: Queen celebrates Silver Jubilee
More than one million people line the streets of London as the Queen marks the start of her silver jubilee.

Cows 1990: Three countries lift beef export ban
France, West Germany and Italy lift a ban on British beef-on-the-bone after reaching a deal in Brussels.

Tony Blair gives his speech to the WI 2000: Blair 'handbagged' by the WI
The UK prime minister is heckled and criticised by Women's Institute members as he gives a speech at their conference.

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