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Indira Ghandi 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, is killed by two assassins believed to be her own bodyguards.


Group Captain Peter Townsend 1955: Princess Margaret cancels wedding
Princess Margaret calls off her plans to marry divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend.

1971: Bomb explodes in Post Office tower
A bomb explodes in the Post Office tower causing extensive damage but no injuries.

Louise Woodward in court 1997: British au pair guilty of murder
A Boston jury finds Louise Woodward, 19, guilty of second degree murder for killing the baby in her care.

Mahathir Mohamad (copyright: AFP) 2003: End of Mahathir era in Malaysia
Asia's longest-serving leader, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, steps down after 22 years in power.

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