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1965: Gemini V returns to Earth
Two American astronauts splash down safely in the Atlantic after setting a space endurance record.

1950: British troops arrive in Korea
British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.

2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina lashes New Orleans with high winds and hard rain, cutting power and flooding homes.

1992: Violence mars German anti-racist rally
A protest march against right-wing attacks on refugees in Germany ends in violence after demonstrators clash with police.

1974: Rock fans clash with police at festival
At least 220 people are arrested following disturbances at a rock festival in Windsor Great Park in Berkshire.

1986: UK's oldest twins turn 100
Britain's oldest twins both receive telegrams from the Queen.


Around this Day

26 August
Top Story: 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans

27 August
Top Story: 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

28 August
Top Story: 1963: King's dream for racial harmony

30 August
Top Story: 1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

31 August
Top Story: 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash

1 September
Top Story: 1939: Germany invades Poland


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