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1953: Seven years' hard labour for Kenyatta
Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years hard labour accused of playing a leading role in the Mau Mau movement.

1994: Rock musician Kurt Cobain 'shoots himself'
The lead-singer of grunge rock band Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, is found dead in his Seattle home.

1995: Death Row Briton is executed
British-born Nicholas Ingram has been executed in the electric chair in the US after two appeals to the US Supreme Court were turned down.

1997: BBC TV newsman turns politician
Veteran war reporter Martin Bell vows to defeat disgraced Conservative MP Neil Hamilton in the battle for Tatton.

1986: Eastwood voted mayor by landslide
Residents of the Californian town of Carmel have overwhelmingly voted for actor Clint Eastwood as their mayor.

1973: Art master Picasso dies
The artist Pablo Picasso has died of a heart attack at his chateau near Cannes on the French Riviera.


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

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

9 April
Top Story: 2003: Saddam statue topples with regime

10 April
Top Story: 1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached

11 April
Top Story: 1981: Brixton ablaze after riot


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