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L-R Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead

FBI agents uncover the bodies of three missing civil rights workers at a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Ian Brady 1987: Moors murderer claims more killings
Moors murderer Ian Brady claims he was involved in another five killings.

Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells 2002: Police 'concerned' for missing girls
Police in Cambridgeshire say they are "extremely concerned" over the disappearance of two 10-year-old schoolgirls.

Governor George Wallace 1972: Governor Wallace's attacker jailed
The man who tried to assassinate Governor George Wallace is sentenced to 63 years in jail.

Queen Mother and Royal Family on Buckingham Palace balcony 2000: Queen Mother celebrates centenary
Celebrations take place all over the United Kingdom to mark the 100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

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Top Story 1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash
Top Story 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait
Top Story 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven
Top Story 1973: Athens attack leaves three dead
Top Story 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
Top Story 1998: US embassies in Africa bombed
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