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1962: 130 die in Paris air crash
An Air France Boeing 707 crashes on take-off at Orly Airport killing all but two of those on board.

1991: IRA men shot dead by British army
Three members of the IRA are ambushed and killed by soldiers in Northern Ireland acting on intelligence information.

1982: Israeli ambassador shot in London
Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador to Britain, is critically ill in hospital after being shot on a London street.

1972: Protestant march ends in battle
Soldiers disperse crowds as a Protestant march against "no-go" areas in Londonderry turns violent at Craigavon Bridge.

1957: Noel Coward comes home
Noel Coward returns from Jamaica for a short visit to Britain and rebuffs suggestions he has become a tax exile.


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