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Exocet missile 1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships

Dozens of men are feared dead in the seas around the Falkland Islands after frigates are destroyed.

Celtic team before kick-off 1967: Celtic win European Cup
Celtic become the first British team to win the European Cup, beating favourites Internazionale Milan 2-1.

President Kennedy 1961: Kennedy pledges man on Moon
President John F Kennedy says the US will aim to put the first man on the Moon by the end of the decade.

BBC reporter Lionel Fleming outside the OAU headquarters in Addis Ababa 1963: African states unite against white rule
Leaders of 32 African nations set up an organisation that will give them a united voice for the first time in African history.

Pints of milk 1979: Price of milk shoots up
The price of milk is to go up by more than 10% to 15p a pint - three times the price it was five years ago.

1994: Camelot wins UK lottery race
The Camelot consortium wins the contract to run Britain's first national lottery starting in November.
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