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Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

74 YEARS AGO (1944)

We re­ported “Al­lied shock troops” engaged in the Bat­tle of Nor­mandy had cap­tured Carentan, paving an ad­vance across the Cher­bourg penin­sula.

51 YEARS AGO (1967)

The Soviet Union de­manded the im­me­di­ate with­drawal of Is­raeli troops from Arab lands seized in the Six Day War.

27 YEARS AGO (1991)

Boris Yeltsin be­came the first demo­crat­i­cally elected pres­i­dent of Rus­sia, his party win­ning 58.6% of the vote.

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