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1982: Krays let out for mother's funeral
The notorious East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray have been allowed out of prison for their mother's funeral.

1999: Millions marvel at total eclipse
Up to 350 million people in Europe and Asia witness the last total solar eclipse of the century.

1971: Admiral's Cup triumph for Heath
Prime Minister Edward Heath steers the British yachting team to Admiral's Cup victory.

1984: Zola Budd in race trip controversy
British athlete sparks controversy in the 3,000m Olympics final as American favourite Mary Decker trips over her.

2000: Air rage pair jailed
Two men are jailed after an incident of "air rage" on board a holiday jet bound for Jamaica.


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Top Story: 1969: British troops sent into Northern Ireland


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