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Ross McWhirter 1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

The BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records is killed outside his home.

General Charles de Gaulle (copyright: AP) 1967: De Gaulle says 'non' to Britain - again
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain's application to join the Common Market for a second time.

Damilola Taylor 2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing
A 10-year-old schoolboy dies after being stabbed in the leg by a gang of hooded attackers near his home.

John Major 1990: Tories choose Major for Number 10
John Major wins the Conservatives' leadership elections, becoming Britain's new prime minister.

Flooding in Somalia 1961 1961: RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia
The Royal Air Force begins airlifts of supplies to the desperate flood victims in Somalia.

1985: Kinnock moves against Militant
The Liverpool district Labour Party is suspended by its national leadership after allegations that the socialist group Militant Tendency is operating within it.
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