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Martin Luther King 1968: Martin Luther King shot dead

The American black civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, is assassinated.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 1979: Deposed Pakistani PM is executed
Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, is hanged in spite of international calls for clemency.

Orkney islanders welcome children home 1991: Orkney 'abuse' children go home
The children at the centre of satanic abuse allegations in the Orkney Islands off Scotland are reunited with their families after the case was thrown out of court.

Women's peace camp at Greenham Common 1984: Greenham Common women evicted
The women from the main peace camp at Greenham Common in Berkshire are evicted but say it will not end their protest.

Tan Hill in the Pennines 2000: Spring freeze brings chaos
Severe weather forces the closure of Luton airport as blizzards and flooding cause widespread chaos.

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