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25 Jun 1953: Christie to hang for wife's murder

13 Jul 1955: Ruth Ellis hanged for killing lover

23 Aug 1961: Couple found shot in A6 lay-by

22 Jan 1962: 'A6 murder' trial begins

22 Nov 1963: Kennedy shot dead in Dallas

04 Aug 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead

06 May 1966: Moors murderers jailed for life

18 Jul 1966: Nurses murder suspect charged

18 Jan 1967: 'Boston Strangler' sentenced to life

04 Apr 1968: Martin Luther King shot dead

08 May 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

05 Jun 1968: Robert Kennedy injured in shooting

17 Dec 1968: Mary Bell found guilty of double killing

04 Mar 1969: Kray twins guilty of McVitie murder

10 Mar 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life

09 Aug 1969: Film star stabbed in 'ritualistic' killings

17 Jun 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found

29 Mar 1971: Manson sent to gas chamber

14 Jul 1971: Suicide note reveals murder confession

20 Dec 1973: Spanish prime minister assassinated

08 Nov 1974: Police hunt Lord Lucan after murder

27 Feb 1975: PC murder linked to IRA bomb factory

07 Mar 1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled

27 Nov 1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead

15 Oct 1976: UDR men jailed for Showband killings

08 May 1978: 'Son of Sam' pleads guilty to murders

10 May 1978: Italy mourns murdered statesman

11 Sep 1978: Umbrella stab victim dies

12 Sep 1977: Steve Biko dies in custody

20 Sep 1978: Police hunt Bridgewater killers

12 Oct 1978: Sex Pistol Vicious on murder charge

27 Oct 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

18 Nov 1978: Mass suicide leaves 900 dead

22 Mar 1979: British ambassador assassinated in Holland

02 Sep 1979: Ripper suspected of 12th murder

26 Oct 1979: South Korean President killed

08 Dec 1980: John Lennon shot dead

05 Jan 1981: Man arrested for Ripper murders

22 Jun 1981: Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

06 Oct 1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated

17 Sep 1982: Refugees massacred in Beirut camps

22 May 1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life

29 Oct 1982: Mother jailed in dingo baby murder

10 Feb 1983: British police on trail of mass murderer

24 Oct 1983: Nilsen 'strangled and mutilated' victims

02 Sep 1984: Seven killed in Sydney biker shootings

30 Oct 1984: Pro-Solidarity priest is murdered

31 Oct 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

16 May 1985: Miners jailed for pit strike murder

07 Oct 1985: Gunmen hijack Italian cruise liner

27 Dec 1985: Gunmen kill 16 at two European airports

30 Jul 1986: Parents appeal for missing agent

28 Oct 1986: 'Evil' Bamber jailed for family murders

17 Nov 1986: French car chief shot dead

20 Nov 1986: Police renew hunt for Moors victims

02 Jul 1987: Brady to help search for Moors victims

22 Jul 1987: Cartoonist shot in London street

04 Aug 1987: Moors murderer claims more killings

19 Aug 1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage

09 Sep 1987: Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium

12 Feb 1989: Belfast lawyer Finucane murdered

24 May 1989: Yorkshire Ripper's wife wins damages

21 May 1991: Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi

17 Feb 1992: Cannibal killer jailed for life

23 Jun 1992: 'Teflon Don' jailed for life

02 Jul 1992: IRA murders 'informers'

14 Feb 1993: Missing two-year-old found dead

20 Feb 1993: Two boys charged with toddler's murder

29 Jul 1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed

14 Sep 1993: UK tourist shot dead in Florida

01 Mar 1994: West charged as death toll mounts

30 Dec 1994: Gunman kills two women at abortion clinic

01 Jan 1995: Serial killer West found hanged

03 Oct 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

04 Nov 1995: Israeli PM shot dead

22 Nov 1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West

08 Dec 1995: Youth gang stabs head teacher to death

10 Jul 1996: Girl survives murder of mother and sister

13 Mar 1996: Massacre in Dunblane school gym

28 Apr 1996: Gunman runs amok in Tasmania

16 Oct 1996: Handguns to be banned in the UK

14 Feb 1997: Lawrence 'killed by racists'

21 Feb 1997: 'Bridgewater Three' freed

12 Jun 1997: Straw to reconsider Bulger killers' fate

15 Jul 1997: Versace murdered on his doorstep

31 Oct 1997: British au pair guilty of murder

27 Dec 1997: Loyalist leader murdered in prison

22 Aug 1999: Man in custody after burglary shooting

31 Jan 2000: Life for serial killer Shipman

18 Jul 2000: Sarah Payne's body found

27 Nov 2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing

05 Jan 2001: Shipman 'may have killed hundreds'

08 Jan 2001: Bulger killers win anonymity for life

12 Jan 2001: Climbie carers guilty of murder

16 Jan 2001: DR Congo President Kabila shot

22 Jun 2001: Bulger killers to be released

02 Jul 2001: Dando killer jailed for life

27 Sep 2001: Swiss man kills 14

01 Jun 2001: Nepal royal family massacred

25 Apr 2002: Brothers cleared of Damilola murder

04 Aug 2002: Police 'concerned' for missing girls

11 Sep 2003: Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries

17 Nov 2003: Washington sniper convicted

17 Dec 2003: Ian Huntley guilty of Soham murders

13 Jan 2004: Serial killer Shipman found hanged

22 Jun 2004: Child killer Dutroux jailed for life
 
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