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1982: Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia
A group of Argentines land at the British colony of the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic and plant their nation's flag.

1976: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon to split
Buckingham Palace announces that Princess Margaret will separate from Lord Snowdon after 16 years of marriage.

1970: Willi and Willy meet in East Germany
Crowds of East Germans cheer West Germany's Chancellor Willy Brandt as he meets East Germany's leader Willi Stoph for the first time since the two countries were divided.

1992: Fergie and Andrew split
Buckingham Palace announces the Duke and Duchess of York are to separate due to irreconcilable differences.

1964: 'Ambitious' plans for south east
Three new cities are proposed for south east England as part of the largest regional expansion plan in Britain as the population is expected to boom by three million.


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