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Theme highlights
Kidnapping
1983 Police hunt for missing racehorse Shergar
Space
1969 Man sets foot on the moon
Scandal
1987 Cynthia Payne cleared of running brothel
Disasters at Sea
1953 Victoria ferry sinks, 130 feared dead
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1966 England win the World Cup
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1962 World pulls back from nuclear war
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1982 Queen fends off bedroom intruder
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1964 Poitier first black actor to win Oscar

 
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