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Charles and Diana walk down the steps of St Paul's Cathedral 1981: Charles and Diana marry

Thousands line the streets of London to glimpse Prince Charles and Lady Diana on their wedding day.

John Demjanjuk 1993: Israeli court sets Demjanjuk free
A court in Israel says retired Ohio car worker John Demjanjuk may not after all have been notorious Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible.

Pope Paul VI 1968: Pope renews birth control ban
Pope Paul VI has confirmed a ban on the use of contraceptives by Roman Catholics in spite of a Church commission's recommendation for change.

Stephen Lawrence 1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed
Charges are dropped against two youths accused of murdering black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Photograph of Southend Pier on fire 1976: Fire engulfs Southend Pier
Fire has destroyed the famous pierhead at the end of the world's longest pier, in Southend on the UK's south-east coast.

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