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Rajiv Gandhi 1991: Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi, the former Indian prime minister, is assassinated in a bomb attack in Tamil Nadu.

Freedom Riders at the Montgomery bus depot 1961: Freedom Riders spark Montgomery riots
Martial law is imposed in the town of Montgomery, Alabama, after violent racial clashes.

Henry Cooper boxing Cassius Clay - 21 May 1966 1966: Cooper loses to world champ Clay
American Cassius Clay beats Britain's Henry Cooper in the sixth round at the Arsenal football ground, North London.

Tornado in the USA 1950: Tornado sweeps southern England
Two people die and more are injured as violent storms and a tornado sweep through counties around London.

Postmaster General Ernest Marples 1958: Trunk dialling heralds cheaper calls
Automated telephone connection making calls easier and cheaper will be introduced in December.

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Top Story 1944: Monte Cassino falls to the Allies
Top Story 1980: Nine dead after Mount St Helens eruption
Top Story 1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16
Top Story 1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life
Top Story 1998: Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland
Top Story 2001: Israel wedding party tragedy
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