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Lord Mountbatten in uniform as Colonel Commandent of the Royal Marines 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

The Queen's cousin, Lord Louis Mountbatten, is killed by a bomb blast on his boat in Ireland.


Wreckage of lorry 1979: Soldiers die in Warrenpoint massacre
At least 18 British soldiers are killed in two booby-trap bomb attacks at Warrenpoint, South Down, close to the border with the Irish Republic.

Ernest Saunders 1990: 'Guinness Four' guilty
All four defendants in the marathon Guinness trial are found guilty.

Brian Epstein 1967: Beatles' manager Epstein dies
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead at his Belgravia home in London.

Hotel de Ville, Calais 1950: Television crosses the Channel
The BBC transmits the first ever live television pictures across the Channel.

1987: Maclennan replaces Owen in SDP
Robert Maclennan MP succeeds David Owen as leader of the SDP party.
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Top Story 1963: King's dream for racial harmony
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