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Police form a line next burning upturned car 1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots

Up to 30 police officers are injured by bricks and other missiles as rioting and looting breaks out in Toxteth, Liverpool.


Front of BCCI headquarters 1991: International bank closed in fraud scandal
The Bank of Credit and Commerce International closes UK branches over fraud allegations.

Photo of Oliver North 1989: Irangate colonel avoids prison
Former White House aide Oliver North escapes jail for his part in the Iran-Contra affair.

Arthur Ashe with the Wimbledon Trophy 1975: Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history
American tennis player Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles' championship.

Richard Baker reading the news 1954: BBC launches daily TV news
The BBC broadcasts its first daily television news programme.

2000: Record-breaking penguin rescue
Conservationists in South Africa are carrying out the biggest ever airlift of wild birds.

1979: Queen oversees Manx millennium
The Queen presides over the 1000th annual open-air sitting of the Isle of Man's Parliament, Tynwald.
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