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Scene from the plane crash 1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea

At least 100 passengers die after a hijacked passenger jet runs out of fuel and crashes into the Indian Ocean.


1984: London tube fire traps hundreds
Almost 1,000 passengers are trapped in smoke-filled tunnels for three hours after a fire at Oxford Circus underground station.

Nigerian woman walks past burnt-out church 2002: Riots force Miss World out of Nigeria
Miss World organisers cancel the controversial beauty pageant that has sparked violence among Christians and Muslims.

DJ at Pollyanna's nightclub 1978: Nightclub ordered to lift race ban
A Birmingham nightclub is ordered to open its doors to black and Chinese people.

Lyndon Johnson is sworn in 1963: Johnson takes over as US president
Lyndon B Johnson is the new president of the USA following Kennedy's assassination.

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