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1953 - Near Tokyo, Japan, 129 servicemen were killed when a U.S. Airforce plane crashed.

1971 - In England, 118 people were killed when a British European Airways flight crashed into a field shortly after taking off from Heathrow Airport.

1972 - A BEA Trident crashed just after takeoff from London Airport. All 118 people on board were killed.

2000 - In Dover, England, British customs officials found the bodies of 58 illegal immigrants in the back of truck. The victims died from asphyziation in an overheated hidden compartment.

2002 - In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber killed 19 people and injured at least 50 more on a city bus. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

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