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1990: Iraq invades Kuwait
More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invade the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early hours of this morning.

1980: Bologna blast leaves dozens dead
A huge bomb devastates Bologna railway station, killing at least 75 people.

1973: Dozens die in resort fire
More than 30 people die in a fire which gutted the Summerland leisure resort on the Isle of Man.

1965: Riviera fires force campers to flee
Thousands of British holiday makers abandon their tents as forest fires devastate the south of France

1984: Euro Court condemns phone-tapping
A Surrey businessman who accused the police of illegally tapping his phone is celebrating after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.


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