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Beirut street scene 1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens

At least 45 people die and 175 are injured in a car bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.


TWA aircraft 1972: TWA jet explodes at Las Vegas airport
Bomb explodes in the cockpit of a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 at Las Vegas airport.

Postmen with sacks over their shoulders 1971: Post strike ends with pay deal
British postal workers go back to work after seven weeks on strike.

View of steering wheel and dashboard 1950: Gas turbine car gets road test
Car manufacturers Rover unveil the first car powered with a gas turbine engine.

Donald Campbell in Bluebird 2001: Donald Campbell's speedboat recovered
Divers raise the wreck of Donald Campbell's boat, Bluebird, from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria.

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