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5 April 1761 was the day predicted by William Bell to see an earthquake destroying London and triggering the Apocalypse. (COMIC: Bêtes Noires & Dark Horses)

In 1970, the remains of Adolf Hitler were interred and incinerated at Schonebeck, on the orders of Yuri Andropov, head of the KGB. The project was ironically called Operation Archive. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

On this day in 1973[additional sources needed], Queen Elizabeth II invited the Fourth Doctor to dine at Buckingham Palace. The Doctor reacted by running off in his TARDIS with Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: Robot)

In 1978, a memorial service was conducted for Charles Dickinson's son Justin, whom UNIT had claimed had died in the line of duty. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)

In 1995, after twenty-four years in a coma, former UNIT officer Francis Cleary died in his mother's arms at the age of 46. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)