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1963: King's dream for racial harmony
The fight for racial equality moves a step closer to victory as Dr Martin Luther King tells thousands of Americans his dream for freedom.

2003: Blair gives evidence to Hutton
The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, appears before the Hutton inquiry and speaks of the "raging storm" which followed a controversial BBC report.

2004: Second gold for Kelly Holmes
British athlete Kelly Holmes secures a place in Olympic history by winning the 1500m gold in Athens.

1994: Sunday trading legalised
Thousands of shops in England and Wales open legally for the first time following a change in the Sunday trading laws.

1972: Prince William killed in plane crash
Prince William of Gloucester is killed after his light aircraft crashed and burst into flames.

1985: East Germans charged with espionage
An East German couple appear before Horseferry Road magistrates court in London charged under the Official Secrets Act.


Around this Day

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

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

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

29 August
Top Story: 1965: Gemini V returns to Earth

30 August
Top Story: 1976: Notting Hill Carnival ends in riot

31 August
Top Story: 1997: Princess Diana dies in Paris crash


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