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Bomb-damaged Dresden, commuters boarding a tram 12 March 1945 1945: Thousands of bombs destroy Dresden

British and US bombers pound the ancient German city of Dresden with high explosives and incendiaries.

James Bulger 1993: Missing two-year-old found dead
Police confirm a body found on a railway embankment in Merseyside is that of missing toddler James Bulger.

Torvill and Dean at Sarajevo Winter Olympics 1984: British ice couple score Olympic gold
British figure skating couple Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate off with a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo after dancing to Ravel's Bolero.

2005: Explosion kills former Lebanon PM
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is killed by a car bomb explosion in Beirut.

Photograph of the Satanic Verses being burned in Bradford 1989: Ayatollah sentences author to death
Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini issues a death threat against British author Salman Rushdie and his publishers over the book Satanic Verses.

1997: Lawrence 'killed by racists'
Jurors at the inquest into the death of Stephen Lawrence have decided the black teenager was unlawfully killed "in a completely unprovoked racist attack by five white youths".

1974: Russian author charged with treason
Soviet authorities formally charge Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn with treason a day after forcing him to leave the USSR.
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