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Photo of Wembley Stadium midway through the Live Aid concert 1985: Live Aid makes millions for Africa

The Live Aid concert for the starving in Africa, the world's biggest rock festival held in London and Philadelphia, raises 30m.


Photo of a policeman outside Holloway Prison 1955: Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover
Convicted murderer Ruth Ellis is hanged at Holloway Prison, London.

A miilitary band plays at the state funeral of those killed in the attempted coup 1971: Death for Moroccan rebel leaders
Ten army officers involved in an aborted coup in Morocco have been executed.

Photo of Andrew Kernan who was killed by police marksmen 2001: Family demand inquiry into police shooting
The family of a mentally ill man shot dead by police in Liverpool last night demands a public inquiry.

Manchester 2000 Olympic logo 1993: Green light for Manchester Olympics
Officials in Manchester bidding to hold the 2000 Olympic Games have been told their chances are "very, very high".

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