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Mount St Helens erupting 1980: Nine dead after Mount St Helens eruption

Nine people die following the massive eruption of Mount St Helens volcano in Washington State, USA.


Tony Blair with circle drawn to highlight purple powder 2004: Angry dads hit Blair with purple flour
Security at the House of Commons comes under scrutiny after Fathers 4 Justice protesters attack the prime minister.

Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda 1986: South African raids wreck peace bid
South African troops attack Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana bringing to an end diplomatic efforts to bring a peaceful end to apartheid.

Giscard d'Estaing 1974: Giscard d'Estaing voted French president
Valery Giscard d'Estaing is elected President of France, defeating socialist Francois Mitterrand.

McLaren Honda of Alain Prost, during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1989 1997: Labour to stub out tobacco sponsorship
The sponsorship of sports events by tobacco firms is to be outlawed, says Health Secretary Frank Dobson.

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