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1991: Beirut hostage John McCarthy freed
John McCarthy, Britain's longest-held hostage in Lebanon, is set free after more than five years in captivity.

1974: President Nixon to resign from office
Richard Nixon announces he is to step down as president of the United States - the first man ever to do so.

1963: Train robbers make off with millions
Thieves ambush the Glasgow to Euston mail train and steal thousands of pounds.

1988: Prince Andrew becomes a father
The Duke and Duchess of York announce the birth of their first child.

2001: Hollywood's 'golden couple' divorce
The final decree ending the marriage of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise comes through hours after they attend the premiere of their latest movie, The Others.


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10 August
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11 August
Top Story: 1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral


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