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1978: Kenya's founding father dies
The Kenyan president, Jomo Kenyatta, dies aged 89 at his home in Mombasa.

1972: Rhodesia out of Olympics
Rhodesia is thrown out of the Olympic Games with just four days to go before the opening ceremony in the German city of Munich.

1986: Police chief cleared of misconduct
Deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester police John Stalker is cleared of misconduct.

1999: Man in custody after burglary shooting
A 54-year-old farmer is arrested after a suspected burglar was killed at a farmhouse in Norfolk.

1966: ICI announces big nylon job losses
Britain's largest manufacturing company Imperial Chemical Industries announces 1,000 redundancies at its nylon-fibre producing factories.


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19 August
Top Story: 1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage

20 August
Top Story: 1989: Marchioness river crash 'kills 30'

21 August
Top Story: 1968: Russia brings winter to 'Prague Spring'

23 August
Top Story: 1990: Outrage at Iraqi TV hostage show

24 August
Top Story: 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

25 August
Top Story: 1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender


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