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1981: President Reagan is shot

President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded when a lone gunman opens fire in Washington.

Conservative MP Airey Neave 1979: Car bomb kills Airey Neave
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave is killed by a car bomb as he leaves the House of Commons car park.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg 1951: Rosenbergs guilty of espionage
An American electrical engineer and his wife are found guilty by the Federal Court in New York of passing secrets about the atomic bomb to Russia.

The Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep 2002: Queen Mother dies
Buckingham Palace announces that the Queen Mother has died peacefully in her sleep aged 101.

John Major on soapbox with Norma in crowd 1992: John Major climbs onto his soapbox
Prime Minister John Major gets onto his soapbox to persuade Conservatives to come out and vote.

1978: Tories recruit advertisers to win votes
Saatchi & Saatchi gets the job of revamping the Conservative Party image ahead of the General Election.
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