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Earl Spencer, Princes Wiliam, Harry and Charles 1997: Diana's funeral watched by millions

Britain and the world say farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales, at the end of an unprecedented week of mourning.

Burnt-out helicopter 1972: Olympic hostages killed in gun battle
All nine of the Israeli athletes kidnapped on Tuesday from the Olympic Village in Munich are killed in a gun battle at a nearby airport.

Indian soldier with mountains in background 1965: Indian Army invades W Pakistan
Indian troops have invaded West Pakistan, crossing the border at three points in an attack which appears to be aimed mainly at the city of Lahore.

An El Al Boeing 707 after landing at Heathrow - its crew managed to overcome the hijackers 1970: Hundreds held in series of hijacks
Four New York-bound airliners are hijacked over western Europe in an operation carried out by a militant Palestinian group.

De Havilland 110 1952: Dozens die in air show tragedy
At least 27 people, mostly spectators, are killed as a jet fighter breaks up over the crowd at an air show in Hampshire, England.

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Top Story 1940: London blitzed by German bombers
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