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Copy of the Northern Ireland Agreement stuck in letter box 1998: Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland

The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, welcomes the resounding "yes" vote in the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement on Northern Ireland calling it "a day for joy".

Dutch police surround a beseiged school 1977: Dutch children held hostage
More than 100 children and six teachers are taken hostage in a primary school in northern Holland.

General Raoul Salan 1962: Ex-general escapes death sentence
A military court in Paris imposes a life sentence on Raoul Salan, leader of an extremist group violently opposed to Algerian independence.

Water treatment plant 1984: Villagers die in water plant blast
At least four people are dead and dozens more injured in an explosion at a Lancashire water treatment plant.

The National Union of Seamen logo 1966: Emergency laws over seamen's strike
The British government declares a state of emergency a week after the nation's seamen strike begins.

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