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Aerial photo of the wreckage of the BOAC Boeing 707 1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji

A BOAC Boeing 707 crashes into Mount Fuji in Japan killing all 124 people on board, just 25 minutes after take-off.


Joseph Stalin 1953: Soviet leader 'on brink of death'
Rumours are circulating in Moscow that Joseph Stalin, the long-time leader of the Soviet Union, is near death.

The wreckage of the DC-9 1973: Mid-air collision kills 68
Sixty-eight passengers and crew die when two Spanish aircraft collide in mid-air over France.

Rosa Parks being fingerprinted in Montgomery, Alabama for violating segregation laws (22/02/1956) - her refusal to move to the back of a bus sparked a bus boycott 1956: US court victory for black students
The United States Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities.

Ben Johnson 1993: Johnson gets life ban from athletics
Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson is banned from athletics for life after failing a drugs test for a second time.

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Top Story 1991: Sri Lankan hardliner among 19 killed in blast
Top Story 1974: Turkish jet crashes killing 345
Top Story 1976: Guilty verdict for 'Maguire Seven'
Top Story 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes
Top Story 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers
Top Story 1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens
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