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Man carries wounded boy away from siege 2004: Russian school siege ends in violence

More than 200 people die after a three-day siege at a Russian school came to a bloody end.

Neville Chamberlain in recording studio 1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago.

Swissair MD11 tailfin (AP) 1998: All feared dead in Swissair crash
A Swissair plane flying from New York to Geneva crashes in the sea off the coast of Nova Scotia, just over an hour after taking off.

General Montgomery 1943: Allied troops invade mainland Italy
British troops land on mainland Europe four years to the day after war was declared on Germany.

Child refugees sitting in hammock after typhoon in 2004 1984: Typhoon batters Philippines
At least 1,300 people die and hundreds more are injured as the worst storm in living memory sweeps across the southern Philippines.

1976: Hull prison riot ends
The last protesting imates at Hull's top-security prison finally surrender after 67 hours on the rampage.

1954: National Trust buys remote island
The National Trust purchases Fair Isle in northern Scotland famous for its bird sanctuary and knitted sweaters.
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Top Story 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash
Top Story 1939: Germany invades Poland
Top Story 1945: Japan signs unconditional surrender
Top Story 1997: Suicide bombings put peace visit in doubt
Top Story 1975: London Hilton bombed
Top Story 1997: Diana's funeral watched by millions
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