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On August 8, 1963, fifteen men held up the post office train en route from Glasgow to London. This was one of the most successful thefts in British history. Ayrton Senna died at the age of 34 during a race in Italy in 1994. The Brazilian racing driver was mourned around the world, and his achievements continue to live on in history.
October 14, 1961, the United States spotted missile launching sights being constructed in Cuba. The United States had previously deployed 15 Jupiter nuclear missiles in Turkey, and Russia saw this as a direct threat. Russia reacted immediately by building missile launching sites in Cuba. This was the start of the stand off between Russia and the U.S.which ended on October 28.
In the late 1880's, Buck's Row, an area of Whitechapel in the east end of London was famous for the number of women working as prostitutes who were mutilated and murdered. No one really knows who Jack the Ripper was, or how many of the 11 or so bodies of women murdered were his victims, and we will probably never know.
On December 21, 1988 a Pan Am flight took off from Heathrow to New York when a bomb exploded onboard. Victims and debris were scattered 130 miles across the southwest of Scotland. One of Britain's most notable landmarks is The Tower of London. Its many uses were: fortress, palace, prison of torture and execution, as well as a menagerie with leopards and lions.