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RFA Sir Galahad 1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack

Up to 50 British servicemen are killed in an Argentine air attack on two supply ships in the Falklands.


James Earl Ray 1968: James Earl Ray quizzed over King death
A man is arrested in London in connection with the murder of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Jonathan Aitken arrives at the Old Bailey 1999: Liar Aitken jailed for 18 months
Ex-cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is jailed for 18 months after admitting he lied during a libel action.

Dr Stephen Ward 1963: Ward charged over 'immoral earnings'
Dr Stephen Ward, a London osteopath and friend of Christine Keeler, is arrested and charged with living on immoral earnings

Naomi James 1978: Woman takes world sailing record
Yachtswoman Naomi James breaks the solo round-the-world sailing record by two days.

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