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Dag Hammarskjold 1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash

The body of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is identified among the wreckage of a plane which crashed last night outside the Northern Rhodesian town of Ndola.


Photo of Camp David 1978: Arab-Israeli breakthrough in US
The leaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David in the US.

Jimi Hendrix 1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party
Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies after collapsing at a party in London.

Refugees arrive at Stanstead 1972: Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK
The first Ugandan refugees fleeing the persecution of the country's military dictatorship arrive in Britain.

Eduard Shevardnadze and George Shultz 1987: Superpower treaty to scrap warheads
The United States and the USSR are to sign an agreement later this year to reduce the number of nuclear missiles.

2000: Crash survivors attack Railtrack
Survivors of the Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail crashes accuse Railtrack of putting costs before safety.
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