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Martin Luther King 1963: King's dream for racial harmony

The fight for racial equality moves a step closer to victory as Dr Martin Luther King tells thousands of Americans his dream for freedom.


Tony Blair returns to Downing Street 2003: Blair gives evidence to Hutton
The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, appears before the Hutton inquiry and speaks of the "raging storm" which followed a controversial BBC report.

Kelly Holmes after winning the 1500m 2004: Second gold for Kelly Holmes
British athlete Kelly Holmes secures a place in Olympic history by winning the 1500m gold in Athens.

1994: Sunday trading legalised
Thousands of shops in England and Wales open legally for the first time following a change in the Sunday trading laws.

Prince William of Gloucester 1972: Prince William killed in plane crash
Prince William of Gloucester is killed after his light aircraft crashed and burst into flames.

1985: East Germans charged with espionage
An East German couple appear before Horseferry Road magistrates court in London charged under the Official Secrets Act.
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Top Story 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth
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Top Story 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash
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