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Jomo Kenyatta 1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years hard labour accused of playing a leading role in the Mau Mau movement.


Kurt Cobain 1994: Rock musician Kurt Cobain 'shoots himself'
The lead-singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, is found dead in his Seattle home.

1995: Death Row Briton is executed
British-born Nicholas Ingram has been executed in the electric chair in the US after two appeals to the US Supreme Court were turned down.

Martin Bell in front of cameras 1997: BBC TV newsman turns politician
Veteran war reporter Martin Bell vows to defeat disgraced Conservative MP Neil Hamilton in the battle for Tatton.

Clint Eastwood in the 60s TV series, Rawhide 1986: Eastwood voted mayor by landslide
Residents of the Californian town of Carmel have overwhelmingly voted for actor Clint Eastwood as their mayor.

1973: Art master Picasso dies
The artist Pablo Picasso has died of a heart attack at his chateau near Cannes on the French Riviera.
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