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James H Meredith, Oxford, Mississippi, October 1962 - U.S. News & World Report , Marion S Trikosko 1962: Mississippi race riots over first black student

Two people die and at least 75 are injured in rioting following the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi.


burnt out car, Toxteth 1985: Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham
Police close off areas of Liverpool and London tonight after outbreaks of violence and vandalism.

Aftermath of the bombing at Jimbaran Fish Cafe, Bali 2005: Bombs rip through Bali restaurants
At least 26 people die and more than 50 are injured as the Indonesian resort island of Bali is hit by bomb blasts.

Ali punching Frazier 1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'
Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight boxing championship after defeating Joe Frazier in their third and arguably greatest fight.

Gamal Abdel Nasser 1970: Mourners killed as Nasser is buried
Dozens are crushed in crowded Cairo streets as millions of Egyptians mourn the death of President Abdel Nasser.

1957: British public gets 'Asian Flu' vaccine
A vaccine against the strain of influenza currently sweeping around the world is made available to the British public.
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