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1988: 35 dead in Clapham rail collision
Up to 35 people die and 100 others are injured after three trains are involved in a collision during morning rush hour in south London.

1975: Balcombe Street siege ends
A six-day siege ends peacefully in London after four IRA gunmen free their two hostages and give themselves up to police.

1969: Deadly bomb blasts in Italy
Simultaneous bomb explosions in Milan and Rome leave at least 27 people dead and 100 injured.

1967: Stones guitarist escapes jail for drugs
Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones has a nine-month jail sentence overturned at the Court of Appeal in London.

1992: Princess Royal remarries
Princess Anne becomes Mrs Timothy Laurence after a small family wedding in Scotland.


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