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1981: Police attacked in Liverpool riots
Up to 30 police officers are injured by bricks and other missiles as rioting and looting breaks out in Toxteth, Liverpool.

1991: International bank closed in fraud scandal
The Bank of Credit and Commerce International closes UK branches over fraud allegations.

1989: Irangate colonel avoids prison
Former White House aide Oliver North escapes jail for his part in the Iran-Contra affair.

1975: Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history
American tennis player Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles' championship.

1954: BBC launches daily TV news
The BBC broadcasts its first daily television news programme.

2000: Record-breaking penguin rescue
Conservationists in South Africa are carrying out the biggest ever airlift of wild birds.

1979: Queen oversees Manx millennium
The Queen presides over the 1000th annual open-air sitting of the Isle of Man's Parliament, Tynwald.


Around this Day

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

3 July
Top Story: 1988: US warship shoots down Iranian airliner

4 July
Top Story: 1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages

6 July
Top Story: 1988: Piper Alpha oil rig ablaze

7 July
Top Story: 2005: Bomb attacks on London

8 July
Top Story: 1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack


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