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Japan Formally Surrenders, Ending World War II

News reel of the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945. Background music is "With Honour Crowned"....

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Princess Diana Dies After Car Crash

BBC News through the morning on Princess Diana's death after the car crash in Paris, on Aug. 31, 1997....

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Ramstein Air Show Disaster Kills Scores

Three Italian jets from the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collided and the wreckage fell into the crowd during an air show at Ramstein Air Force Base in West Germany. Including the three pilots, 75 were killed and 346 seriously injured....

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Concorde Crashes in Paris

All 109 people on board and four on the ground were killed on July 25, 2000, when Air France Flight 4590 crashed shortly after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. The crash was the first fatal accident of...

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George Brett's Pine Tar Home Run

On July 24, 1983, George Brett hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth for the Kansas City Royals to take a 5-4 lead over the New York Yankees. Yankees manager Billy Martin noticed a large amount...

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Neil Armstrong Takes Historic Steps on the Moon

In 1969, America effectively "won" the Space Race when the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon on July 20. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon, joined by Buzz Aldrin. The moon...

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United Flight 232 Crash Lands in Sioux City

En route from Denver to Chicago on July 19, 1989, United Airlines Flight 232 suffered a loss of all hydraulics caused by an explosion in the tail, and with it all flight controls. Nevertheless, the crew was able to steer...

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TWA Flight 800 Explodes in Mid-Air

A total of 230 people were killed on July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800 mysteriously exploded 12 minutes after takeoff from JFK airport in New York. The third-deadliest airplane accident on American soil, the explosion was thought by some...

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