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John Lennon 1980: John Lennon shot dead

Former Beatle John Lennon is shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment.


Empire Windrush 1965: New UK race law 'not tough enough'
The new Race Relations Act comes into force today making racial discrimination unlawful in public places.

President Reagan's hand signs INF treaty 1987: Superpowers to reverse arms race
Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev sign an historic agreement to reduce the size of their nuclear arsenals.

Brigadier Stephen Saunders 2003: Greek terrorists convicted
The trial of 19 members of a left-wing group that killed British Brigadier Stephen Saunders three years ago comes to an end.

Headmaster Philip Lawrence is stabbed to death trying to break-up a fight outside his school 1995: Youth gang stabs head teacher to death
A head teacher dies after being stabbed outside his west London school.

1983: Television cameras allowed into Lords
Cameras will be allowed into the House of Lords after its members vote in favour of allowing live broadcasts from its chamber.
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