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1952: New Queen proclaimed for UK
Princess Elizabeth proclaims herself Queen at a ceremony in St James's Palace, London.

1994: Police probe MP's suspicious death
Forensic scientists investigate the "suspicious circumstances" of the death of Conservative MP for Eastleigh Stephen Milligan.

1962: Eight die in Paris riot
At least eight people have been killed during a demonstration in the French capital protesting against the independence of Algeria.

1983: Sharon quits after massacre inquiry
Ariel Sharon is removed from office in the Israeli government following a tribunal into the 1982 killings of hundreds of people in two refugee camps.

1974: Americans end outer space marathon
Three US astronauts return safely to Earth after a record-breaking stay in space.

2005: Mid-East leaders announce truce
The Palestinian leader and Israeli prime minister declare a truce amid hopes of a "new era of peace".


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