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1964: Three civil rights activists found dead
FBI agents uncover the bodies of three missing civil rights workers at a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

1987: Moors murderer claims more killings
Moors murderer Ian Brady claims he was involved in another five killings.

2002: Police 'concerned' for missing girls
Police in Cambridgeshire say they are "extremely concerned" over the disappearance of two 10-year-old schoolgirls.

1972: Governor Wallace's attacker jailed
The man who tried to assassinate Governor George Wallace is sentenced to 63 years in jail.

2000: Queen Mother celebrates centenary
Celebrations take place all over the United Kingdom to mark the 100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.


Around this Day

1 August
Top Story: 1976: Lauda fights for life after Grand Prix crash

2 August
Top Story: 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait

3 August
Top Story: 2001: Car bomb in west London injures seven

5 August
Top Story: 1973: Athens attack leaves three dead

6 August
Top Story: 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

7 August
Top Story: 1998: US embassies in Africa bombed


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