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State trooper attacks black man - Selma, 1965 1965: Police attack Alabama marchers

State troopers assault scores of demonstrators demanding better voting rights for blacks as they attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery.


Policeman climbing into the drain shaft where Lesley Whittle's body was found 1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled
The body of Lesley Whittle, the 17-year-old heiress kidnapped from her Shropshire home 52 days ago, is found at the bottom of a drain shaft.

Two IRA members were shot dead at this petrol station 1988: IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar
The IRA confirms the three people shot dead by security forces in Gibraltar yesterday were members of an active service unit.

Golda Meir 1969: Israel elects first female leader
Golda Meir has been elected as the first female prime minister of Israel following Levi Eshkol's death.

Kanyama Chiume 1959: African activist flees to UK
An independence movement leader wanted in the British territory of Nyasaland in central Africa has fled to London and gone into hiding.

1965: Goldie the eagle evades capture again
A golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo is still on the loose after outsmarting his keepers' latest attempts to recapture him.
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