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King Faisal 1975: Saudi's King Faisal assassinated

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia has died after a gun attack despite the efforts of doctors to keep him alive.


1975: National Front rallies against Europe
Members of an extreme right-wing UK party, flanked by 2,000 police officers, march through north London protesting against integration with Europe.

British Olympic Association votes to go to Russia for games against government wishes 1980: Britain will go to Moscow Olympics
The British Olympic Association votes by a large majority to defy government requests and send athletes to the Olympic Games in Moscow.

David Trimble only narrowly stays in power after leadership challenge 2000: Trimble narrowly wins leadership challenge
David Trimble narrowly beats off a challenge to his leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party.

Ski jump on Hampstead Heath 1950: Ski jumpers soar over Hampstead Heath
Norway comes to North London for a ski-jumping competition complete with imported snow.

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