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1945: US troops take Okinawa
The Japanese island of Okinawa falls to the Americans after a long and bloody battle.

1978: Four dead in post office shootings
An outbreak of shooting between Provisional IRA members and the British Army leaves one civilian and three IRA men dead.

1982: Princess Diana gives birth to boy
Diana, Princess of Wales, gives birth to a boy sixteen hours after checking in to St Mary's Hospital, in London.

1991: Anger over chairman's 66% pay rise
British Gas chairman Robert Evans is under fire for accepting a pay increase taking his annual wage to 370,000.

1968: Egg board 'should be scrapped'
The Egg Marketing Board should be scrapped and an independent authority established in its place, according to a report published today.


Around this Day

18 June
Top Story: 1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118

19 June
Top Story: 1975: Missing earl guilty of murder

20 June
Top Story: 1976: Westerners evacuated from Beirut

22 June
Top Story: 1941: Hitler invades the Soviet Union

23 June
Top Story: 1985: Air India jet crashes killing 329

24 June
Top Story: 1974: Labour rift over nuclear test


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