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Burnt-out Sunwin stand, Bradford City Stadium 1985: Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire

At least 52 people are known to have died and many are missing after fire engulfs Bradford City football stadium.

Satellite images of the nuclear test site 1998: India explodes nuclear controversy
The Indian government announces it has carried out a series of underground nuclear tests in a move which has shocked the world.

Greville Wynne in witness box 1963: Moscow jails British 'spy'
A British businessman accused of spying for the West is sentenced to eight years' detention by a Moscow tribunal.

Kwame Nkrumah, prime minister of Ghana 1956: Gold Coast to get independence
Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd announces the Gold Coast is to become the first black African nation to be granted independence from Britain.

Printing press 1971: Britain's oldest tabloid closes
The Daily Sketch newspaper which was founded in 1909 has been published for the last time.

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