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Lee Harvey Oswald being shot 1963: Kennedy 'assassin' murdered

Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of murdering President Kennedy, is himself shot dead in a Dallas police station.

Hijacker on EgyptAir jet (copyright: AP) 1985: Commandoes storm hijacked plane
The hijacking of an EgyptAir passenger jet ends in violence and further bloodshed after the plane is stormed by Egyptian commandoes.

Freddie Mercury 1991: Giant of rock dies
Freddie Mercury dies aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.

Vaclav Havel and Alexander Dubcek 1989: New era for Czechoslovakia
The entire leadership of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia resigns to make way for democratic changes.

The Birmingham Six 1974: Six charged over Birmingham pub bombs
Police charge six men in connection with the Birmingham pub bombings three days ago.

1998: Queen's speech spells end for peers
Under new proposals hereditary peers will lose their right to sit and vote in the UK Parliament's upper chamber.

2005: Pubs open 24 hours
Round-the-clock drinking in England and Wales is now a reality as new licensing laws come in force.
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Top Story 1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea
Top Story 1963: John F Kennedy is laid to rest
Top Story 1983: 25m gold heist at Heathrow
Top Story 1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead
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