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Hurricanes take off 1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain

RAF Fighter Command is claiming victory over the Luftwaffe after a day of heavy bombing raids ends in major losses for the enemy.


MacArthur 1950: UN stages daring assault on Inchon
The United Nations lands thousands of troops on the Korean coast behind enemy lines, in the first counter-attack of the war.

Empty London forecourt (PA) 2000: UK fuel protesters go back home
The fuel protests which have paralysed Britain for seven days are at an end.

Ryder Cup trophy 1985: Europe wins Ryder Cup
Tony Jacklin's team of golfers beats the United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years after dominating the final day of the competition.

Astrid Proll 1978: German terror suspect arrested in UK
One of the most wanted members of the West German Baader-Meinhof gang is detained in London.

1964: The Sun newspaper is born
The Sun newspaper is published today for the first time. It is replacing the Daily Herald.
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