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1973: Athens attack leaves three dead
Three people are killed and 55 wounded when two Arab gunmen open fire on a crowded passenger lounge at Athens airport.

1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead
Film actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her bed with an empty bottle of sleeping tablets by her side.

1983: IRA members jailed for 4,000 years
Twenty two members of the IRA are jailed for a total of more than 4,000 years following one of Northern Ireland's biggest mass trials.

1991: Toddler 'poorly' after dog attack
A two-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after being savaged by a Rottweiler dog.

1975: Deadly tree disease spreads
Dutch elm disease, which has so far attacked more than three million trees in Britain, is spreading, according to Forestry Commission officials.


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