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Inside the London Hilton 1975: London Hilton bombed

Two people are killed and 63 injured as a suspected IRA bomb explodes in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in central London.


Mother Teresa and child (AP) 1997: Mother Teresa dies
Mother Teresa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to helping the sick and the poor, dies at the age of 87.

The Pan Am jet at Karachi Airport during the seige 1986: Karachi hijack ends in bloodshed
The 16-hour siege on a Pan Am jet in Pakistan comes to a bloody end, with at least 17 people dead.

Cocked hat of the Admiral of the Fleet on Lord Mountbatten's coffin 1979: Mountbatten buried after final parade
The Queen leads the nation in mourning as the body of her husband's uncle is buried after a day of pageantry in London.

1959: UK's first trunk call from a pay phone
The first trunk dialling system from a public call-box is launched during a ceremonial phone call from Bristol to London.

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