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Rosa Parks being fingerprinted after her arrest 1956: King convicted for bus boycott

Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, has been convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama.


Police investigate the scene of the shooting 1979: British ambassador assassinated in Holland
British ambassador in Holland Sir Richard Sykes is shot dead outside his Dutch home.

John Profumo 1963: Profumo denies affair with model
The Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, denies any impropriety with Christine Keeler.

Annabel Schild after her release 1980: Schild family reunited with daughter
Teenager Annabel Schild is reunited with her mother after being released from seven months in captivity in Sardinia.

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss 2002: Woman granted 'right to die'
A woman paralysed from the neck down wins the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn.

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