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Gerard Conlon is greeted by his sisters as he is released 1989: Guildford Four released after 15 years

The Guildford Four are released after the Court of Appeal quashes their convictions.


Margaret Hassan (copyright: AP/Care International) 2004: British aid worker kidnapped in Iraq
A senior aid worker for Care International, Margaret Hassan, is kidnapped on her way to work in Iraq.

London Stock Exchange 1987: Shares plunge after Wall Street crash
The UK stock market bottoms out after shares on Wall Street plummet following a wave of panic selling.

BOAC Comet airliner 1954: 'Metal fatigue' caused Comet crashes
The first day of the public inquiry into the crashes of two Comet airliners within months of each other hears that metal fatigue is the most likely cause.

Flowers at the spot where Mr Schleyer was kidnapped in Cologne 1977: Kidnapped German found dead
The body of kidnapped businessman Hanns-Martin Schleyer is found in the boot of a car in France.

 Around this Day
Top Story 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK
Top Story 1989: Earthquake hits San Francisco
Top Story 1989: East Germany leader ousted
Top Story 1967: Thousands join anti-war movement
Top Story 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan
Top Story 1966: Double-agent breaks out of jail
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