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King Hussein walks through frontline trenches between Israel and Jordan 1970: King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet

King Hussein of Jordan escapes an assassination attempt after gunmen open fire on his motorcade as it drives near his summer palace.


Margaret Thatcher 1983: Thatcher wins landslide victory
Margaret Thatcher leads the Conservatives to a landslide second term election victory.

The Houses of Parliament 1975: First live broadcast of Parliament
The first live transmission from the House of Commons is broadcast by BBC Radio and commercial stations.

Artist impression of Andrew Richards 1995: First man jailed for male rape
Andrew Richards is imprisoned for life for the attempted rape of another man in the first case of its kind in Britain.

The Queen making her speech at Gatwick Airport 1958: Queen opens revamped Gatwick
The Queen has opened an extended airport at Gatwick, south of London, modernised at a cost of 7m.

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