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1992: LA in flames after 'not guilty' verdict
Fierce rioting breaks out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King.

1993: Queen to open Palace doors
Buckingham Palace will open to the public for the first time in a bid to raise funds to repair Windsor Castle.

1978: Afghan coup rebels claim victory
The new left-wing rulers of Afghanistan say almost all the leaders of the ousted Daoud regime are dead.

1986: Simple funeral rites for Duchess
The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, is laid to rest alongside her husband, the abdicated King Edward VIII, at Frogmore in Windsor.

1958: My Fair Lady dazzles London
The Broadway musical, My Fair Lady, opens for its first night in London to a rapturous reception.


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Top Story: 1945: Russians and Americans link at Elbe

28 April
Top Story: 1986: Soviets admit nuclear accident

30 April
Top Story: 1975: Saigon surrenders

1 May
Top Story: 1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead

2 May
Top Story: 1997: Labour routs Tories in historic election


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