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1979: IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten
The Queen's cousin, Lord Louis Mountbatten, is killed by a bomb blast on his boat in Ireland.

1979: Soldiers die in Warrenpoint massacre
At least 18 British soldiers are killed in two booby-trap bomb attacks at Warrenpoint, South Down, close to the border with the Irish Republic.

1990: 'Guinness Four' guilty
All four defendants in the marathon Guinness trial are found guilty.

1967: Beatles' manager Epstein dies
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is found dead at his Belgravia home in London.

1950: Television crosses the Channel
The BBC transmits the first ever live television pictures across the Channel.

1987: Maclennan replaces Owen in SDP
Robert Maclennan MP succeeds David Owen as leader of the SDP party.


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

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Top Story: 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth

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Top Story: 1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot


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