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Nevado del Ruiz 1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia

About 20,000 people are feared dead after a volcanic eruption in northern Colombia.


1995: Ecstasy pill puts party girl in coma
An 18-year-old student is on a life-support machine after taking an ecstasy tablet at her 18th birthday party.

Mariner 9 photo of Mars (copyright; Nasa) 1971: American probe orbits Mars
Pioneering space probe Mariner 9 reaches Mars and goes into orbit, but scientists have to wait for clear pictures because of a Martian dust storm.

Consultant George Wynn-Williams 1969: Quintuplets born at London hospital
Britain's first live quintuplets born this century make satisfactory progress at Queen Charlotte's maternity hospital in London.

Man reading new Times edition at train station 1979: Times returns after year-long dispute
The Times newspaper is published for the first time in nearly a year.

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