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2001: Nepal royal family massacred
The heir to the throne of Himalayan kingdom of Nepal massacres the royal family before turning the gun on himself.

1993: Serb attack on football match kills 11
Serb forces shell a football match in Bosnia killing 11 people, including four children.

1979: End of white rule in Rhodesia
Rhodesia formally ends nearly 90 years of white minority rule and declares it will now be known as Zimbabwe-Rhodesia

1958: De Gaulle returns to tackle Algeria
France's General Charles de Gaulle is invited back to the helm as the crisis in Algeria threatens to bring civil war to France itself.

1985: Hippies clash with police at Stonehenge
More than 300 people are arrested as police intercept a convoy of hippies going to Stonehenge.

1970: British Prime Minister hit by flying egg
The Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has been hit in the face with an egg thrown by a Young conservative demonstrator.


Around this Day

29 May
Top Story: 1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup

30 May
Top Story: 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

31 May
Top Story: 1985: English teams banned after Heysel

2 June
Top Story: 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

3 June
Top Story: 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

4 June
Top Story: 1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant


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