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1944: Paris is liberated as Germans surrender
General Charles de Gaulle enters the capital of France after French and US troops force a German surrender.

2003: Bombay rocked by twin car bombs
Two powerful bomb blasts hit the Indian city of Bombay within minutes of each other, killing at least 44 and injuring nearly 150.

1997: East German leader guilty of Berlin Wall deaths
A court in Berlin sentences the former East German leader, Egon Krenz, to six-and-a-half years in prison.

1989: Voyager spacecraft reaches Neptune
The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft sends back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets.

1967: 'American Hitler' shot dead
The leader of the American Nazi party, George Lincoln Rockwell, is shot and killed by a sniper at a shopping centre in Arlington, Virginia.

1974: Human cannonball misses target
A woman fired from a cannon in Bristol fails to break the English record for the second time.


Around this Day

22 August
Top Story: 1978: Kenya's founding father dies

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

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

26 August
Top Story: 1959: US to 'stand by' West Germans

27 August
Top Story: 1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten

28 August
Top Story: 1963: King's dream for racial harmony


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