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Troops at Suez Canal, 1956 1956: Allied forces take control of Suez

British and French troops protecting allied interests in the Suez Canal battle with Egyptian soldiers in the Canal Zone.

Bill and Hilary Clinton  1996: 'Comeback Kid' wins second term
Democratic President Bill Clinton crushes Bob Dole but Republicans retain control of both Houses.

Supporters of the NO vote hand out flags and placards at a rally in Sydney 1999: Australia rejects republic
Australians reject a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic.

Richard Nixon 1968: Nixon wins close contest for president
Richard Nixon finally emerges as the next president of the US narrowly beating Hubert Humphrey.

Chinook helicopter 1986: Oil workers die in helicopter crash
A Chinook helicopter carrying oil rig workers plunges into the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.

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Top Story 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana
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