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1968: Martin Luther King shot dead
The American black civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, is assassinated.

1979: Deposed Pakistani PM is executed
Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, is hanged in spite of international calls for clemency.

1991: Orkney 'abuse' children go home
The children at the centre of satanic abuse allegations in the Orkney Islands off Scotland are reunited with their families after the case was thrown out of court.

1984: Greenham Common women evicted
The women from the main peace camp at Greenham Common in Berkshire are evicted but say it will not end their protest.

2000: Spring freeze brings chaos
Severe weather forces the closure of Luton airport as blizzards and flooding cause widespread chaos.


Around this Day

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation

2 April
Top Story: 1982: Argentina invades Falklands

3 April
Top Story: 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested

5 April
Top Story: 1986: Berlin disco bombed

6 April
Top Story: 1968: United States erupts in race violence

7 April
Top Story: 1978: Carter delays N-bomb production


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