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1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash
F1 racing driver Niki Lauda is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing at the German Grand Prix.

1944: Uprising to free Warsaw begins
The Polish Underground Army begins battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European city to fall to the Germans.

1971: Apollo 15 finds rock from birth of Moon
Astronauts uncover a rock which may date back to the origin of the Moon.

2003: Hutton inquiry begins
The judge investigating the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly says his first task is to flesh out "a fuller picture of the facts".

1994: Library fire wipes out historic records
Thousands of historic documents and more than 100,000 books are destroyed in a blaze which ripped through Norwich Central Library early today.

1989: Britain's oldest person turns 112
Charlotte Marion Hughes from Cleveland celebrates her birthday - and enters the record books.

2001: Boy 'held prisoner for eight years'
Officers from Scotland Yard's Child Protection Team are investigating a boy's claims he was held captive in his own home for eight years.


Around this Day

29 July
Top Story: 1981: Charles and Diana marry

30 July
Top Story: 1986: Parents appeal for missing agent

31 July
Top Story: 1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

2 August
Top Story: 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

3 August
Top Story: 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven

4 August
Top Story: 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead


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