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Cathedral ruins 1940: Germans bomb Coventry to destruction

The German Luftwaffe bombs Coventry in a massive raid leaving much of the city devastated.

Garret FitzGerald and Margaret Thatcher signing agreeement 1985: Anglo-Irish agreement signed
Britain and the Republic of Ireland sign a deal giving Dublin a role in Northern Ireland for the first time in more than 60 years - unionists accuse Mrs Thatcher or treachery.

An EA-6B Prowler lands on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz  in the Persian Gulf , Jan 1998 1998: Iraqi climbdown averts air strikes
Britain and America call back their bombers after Iraq agrees to allow UN weapons inspectors back into the country.

Soldiers guarding rubber plantation 1951: Murder on Malay rubber estate
Anti-government rebels kill 11 people in an attack on a rubber plantation in Malaya.

Wedding day of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips 1977: Princess Anne gives birth to Master Phillips
Princess Anne gives birth to a boy - the first royal baby to be born a commoner for more than 500 years.

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Top Story 1982: Solidarity leader Walesa released
Top Story 1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia
Top Story 1991: US accuses Libyans of Lockerbie bombing
Top Story 1983: England fans rampage in Luxembourg
Top Story 1997: Egyptian militants kill tourists at Luxor
Top Story 2000: Hollywood meets Wales in 'wedding of year'
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