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victim on ground and rescue workers 1985: English teams banned after Heysel

The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.


Remains of a pram after US bombing in Cambodia 1973: US Senate stops Cambodia bombing
The US Senate votes to cut off funds for the bombing of Cambodia despite pleas from Dr Henry Kissinger.

Arthur Miller 1957: Arthur Miller guilty of contempt
US playwright Arthur Miller is convicted of contempt of Congress after refusing to reveal the names of alleged Communist writers.

Buddhist Monk Quang Duc set himself alight in 1963 1966: Vietnam Buddhist burns to death
Nguyen Thi Can becomes the fifth Buddhist in three days to set fire to herself in protest against South Vietnam's regime.

Geri Halliwell 1998: Ginger leaves the Spice Girls
Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, leaves the phenomenally successful Spice Girls band.

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Top Story 1998: World fury at Pakistan's nuclear tests
Top Story 1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup
Top Story 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated
Top Story 2001: Nepal royal family massacred
Top Story 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath
Top Story 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash
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