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Lieutenant Calley (centre) leaves court after being found guilty 1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre

Lieutenant William Calley is found guilty of murder at a court martial for his part in the My Lai massacre which claimed the lives of 500 South Vietnamese civilians.

London gets its first marathon 1981: Triumph at first London Marathon
Thousands of people jog through the normally quiet Sunday streets of the capital to try and cross the finish line of the first ever London marathon.

Photo of the gas chamber in San Quentin jail 1971: Manson sent to gas chamber
Charles Manson and three members of his hippy cult are sentenced to death in Los Angeles.

Volunteers in coastal clean up 1967: Bombs rain down on Torrey Canyon
The stricken oil supertanker, the Torrey Canyon, refuses to sink despite more than a day of heavy bombing by the RAF and the Royal Navy.

Hanratty campaigners win right to appeal 1999: Hanratty family wins right to appeal
The case of James Hanratty is sent back to the Court of Appeal - 37 years after he was hanged for the notorious A6 murder in Bedfordshire.

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