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President Lyndon B Johnson 1964: President Johnson signs Civil Rights Bill

The Civil Rights Bill - one of the most important piece of legislation in American history - becomes law.


Bob Geldof 2005: Millions rock to Live8 message
The world's biggest music stars unite in concerts around the globe to press political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa.

Barry George 2001: Dando killer jailed for life
Barry George is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of television presenter Jill Dando.

Moors murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady 1987: Brady to help search for Moors victims
Moors murderer Ian Brady offers to assist police searches of Saddleworth Moor for the first time since his conviction.

The scene of the IRA killings 1992: IRA murders 'informers'
The IRA admits killing three men found by the army at different roadsides in south Armagh.

1970: Police snatch London gun cache
Police seize a large cache of arms in west London in one of the biggest raids in Britain for years.
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Top Story 1995: US shuttle docks with Russian space station
Top Story 1985: Beirut ordeal ends for US hostages
Top Story 1997: Hong Kong handed over to Chinese control
Top Story 1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner
Top Story 1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages
Top Story 1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots
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