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A secret serviceman jumps into Kennedy's car seconds after he was shot 1963: Kennedy shot dead in Dallas

The president of the United States has been assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas.


Rosemary West 1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West
Britain's most prolific female serial killer, Rosemary West, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 10 young women and girls.

Margaret Thatcher 1990: Thatcher quits as prime minister
Margaret Thatcher is to stand down as prime minister after her cabinet refuses to back her in a second round of leadership elections.

Jonny Wilkinson embracing Will Greenwood (copyright: AP) 2003: England win Rugby World Cup
England's rugby team win the World Cup, beating Australia 20-17 in a nailbiting final in Sydney.

Michael Hutchence 1997: Michael Hutchence found dead in hotel
The lead singer of Australian rock band INXS and partner of British television star Paula Yates, is found dead in Sydney.

1971: Six dead in Scottish mountain tragedy
Five teenagers and their female instructor die in one of Scotland's worst mountaineering accidents.

2005: Merkel becomes German chancellor
Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democrats, is sworn in as Germany's first woman chancellor.
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Top Story 1945: Nuremberg trial of Nazis begins
Top Story 1974: Birmingham pub blasts kill 19
Top Story 1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea
Top Story 1963: Kennedy 'assassin' murdered
Top Story 1963: John F Kennedy is laid to rest
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