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Lord Lucan - copyright UPP 1975: Missing earl guilty of murder

An inquest jury decides Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children.

British ambassador Alex Stirling 1980: Gunbattle at British embassy in Iraq
Three gunmen who attacked the British embassy in Baghdad are shot dead by Iraqi security forces.

Edward Heath 1970: Shock election win for Heath
Edward Heath becomes the new British prime minister after a surprise victory for the Conservatives in the general election.

Roberto Calvi 1982: 'God's banker' found hanged
Roberto Calvi, a senior Italian banker, is found dead under Blackfriars Bridge in London more than a week after he went missing from Milan.

Ian Botham 1978: Botham bowls into cricket history
Cricketing star Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.

1997: Victory for McDonald's - at a cost
Fast food chain McDonald's wins a partial victory in its epic libel trial against two environmental campaigners.
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