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1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack
Three young children and four adults are attacked by a man with a machete at an infant school in Wolverhampton.

2005: G8 leaders agree $50bn aid boost
The G8 summit in Gleneagles ends with a deal to boost aid for developing countries by $50bn.

1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail
Ronald Biggs who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escapes from Wandsworth prison.

2003: Conjoined twins die in separation op
Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them both die during surgery.

1971: British troops shoot Londonderry rioters
Two men are killed by the British army in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet
The latest story about boy wizard Harry Potter breaks all publishing records.


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6 July
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7 July
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9 July
Top Story: 1982: Queen fends off bedroom intruder

10 July
Top Story: 1940: Luftwaffe launches Battle of Britain

11 July
Top Story: 1995: Serbs overrun UN 'safe haven'


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