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Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - MEMORIES -

1971 When the Soviet space­craft Soyuz II re­turned to Earth, three Rus­sian cos­mo­nauts were found dead on board.

1972 The first leap sec­ond was added to atomic clocks, to keep pace with the slow­ing ro­ta­tions of the Earth.

1997 Af­ter 156 years Bri­tish colo­nial rule came to an end in Hong Kong. At dawn, 4,000 Chinese troops, backed by ar­moured cars and he­li­copters, crossed into the ter­ri­tory.

2000 The £1.3 mil­lion Diana Princess of Wales Me­mo­rial Play­ground was opened in Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens, but no mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily at­tended the cer­e­mony.

2007 A Jeep Chero­kee laden with ex­plo­sives was driven into the front of Glas­gow Air­port in a botched ter­ror­ist at­tack.

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