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Myra Hindley and Ian Brady 1966: Moors murderers jailed for life

Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley are sentenced to life imprisonment for the so-called Moors murders.


Coffins draped with flags at funeral service 1976: Huge earthquake rocks Italy
Italy's worst ever earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills at least 60 people and leaves thousands homeless.

Roger Bannister after his run 1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile
Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, becomes the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong Jones 1960: Margaret weds Armstrong-Jones
Princess Margaret marries the photographer, Anthony Armstrong Jones, at Westminster Abbey

Eurostar trains 1994: President and Queen open Chunnel
The Queen and France's President Francois Mitterrand formally open the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain.

2001: Second blast at London post office
A bomb explodes at a north London postal sorting office - the second such attack in three weeks - and has been linked to the Real IRA.

1997: Brown sets Bank of England free
The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, gives the Bank of England independence from political control.
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