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Milkman delivering through wreckage 1940: London blitzed by German bombers

The German airforce unleashes a wave of heavy bombing raids on London, killing hundreds of civilians and injuring many more.


Marchers at Ciskei run for cover (AP) 1992: Troops kill 24 at ANC rally
At least 24 people are killed and 150 injured when soldiers fire on an African National Congress demonstration in South Africa.

General Mohammed Neguib 1952: Egyptian army ousts prime minister
Following the recent coup in Egypt, General Mohammed Neguib forces Aly Maher out of office and assumes control himself.

James Callaghan 1978: Callaghan accused of running scared
The UK Prime Minister announces he will not call an election this autumn, prompting criticism from the Opposition.

Petri dish of bio-culture 1984: Epidemic 'spreads to second hospital'
Three more people die in the food poisoning epidemic at hospitals in Yorkshire, bringing the total number of deaths to 22.

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