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1985: USSR expels 25 in tit-for-tat spy row
Moscow retaliates two days after Britain expels 25 Soviet spies following the defection of KGB chief Oleg Gordievsky.

1982: Hollywood princess dead
Princess Grace of Monaco dies of the injuries she sustained in a car crash near Monte Carlo yesterday.

1960: Violence follows army coup in Congo
The army says it is in control of the West African state of Congo after a day of heavy fighting which left up to 70 people dead.

1981: Queen's 'fantasy assassin' jailed
A teenage boy who fired blank shots at the Queen last June pleads guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason Act.

1993: UK tourist shot dead in Florida
A British holidaymaker is murdered and his girlfriend injured during an attempted mugging in Florida.

1951: Refinery opens as oil row continues
Prime Minister Clement Attlee opens the largest oil refinery in Europe, at Fawley on Southampton Water.


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