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Birmingham Six group round microphone outside Old Bailey 1991: Birmingham Six freed after 16 years

The Birmingham Six walk free from jail after their convictions for the murder of 21 people in two pubs are quashed by the Court of Appeal.


Gerry Adams head shot 1984: Sinn Fein leader shot in street attack
Gunmen shoot and injure the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, in an attack in central Belfast.

Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald 1964: Jack Ruby sentenced to death
Jack Ruby has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Jodrell Bank radio telescope 1960: Radio telescope makes space history
The radio telescope at Jodrell Bank sets a new space record making contact with the American Pioneer V satellite at a distance of 407,000 miles.

Princess Grace 1958: 'Bonny' Prince Albert of Monaco born
A celebratory 101-gun salute has been fired in Monaco after Princess Grace - formerly film star Grace Kelly - gave birth to a son.

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