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1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner
An American naval warship patrolling in the Persian Gulf shoots down an Iranian passenger jet after apparently mistaking it for a fighter plane.

1987: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie gets life
The former chief of Gestapo in Lyon, Klaus Barbie, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a Lyon court.

1970: Holiday jet goes missing over Spain
A charter flight from Manchester has gone missing with 105 holiday-makers on board.

1951: Ridgway agrees to ceasefire talks
Talks to end the Korean war will begin later in July after terms were accepted by General Matthew Ridgway, supreme commander to the UN in the Far-East.

1971: Doors' singer Jim Morrison found dead
The lead singer of American rock group The Doors dies of heart failure in Paris, aged 27.

1966: Arrests in London after Vietnam rally
Demonstrators in London are arrested after their protest against the Vietnam War turns violent.

2000: Livingstone to take on government
In his first speech as Mayor of London Ken Livingstone announces that he will stand up to the government.

1956: Commonwealth heads honoured
The prime ministers of India and New Zealand are made Freemen of the City of London.


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1 July
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2 July
Top Story: 1964: President Johnson signs Civil Rights Bill

4 July
Top Story: 1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

5 July
Top Story: 1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots

6 July
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