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1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester
A massive bomb devastates a busy shopping area in central Manchester.

1974: Man dies in race rally clashes
A march through central London leaves one person dead and many more injured as rival demonstrators clash with police and each other.

1971: Councils defy Thatcher milk ban
Opposition is growing to Margaret Thatcher's plans to end free school milk for children over the age of seven.

2000: British marines leave Sierra Leone
The major contingent of the British military task force sent to help restore order in Sierra Leone leaves the country.

1966: Hovercraft deal opens show
The world's first hovershow opens in Britain with news of a Ministry of Defence order worth 1m.


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Top Story: 1940: German troops enter Paris

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Top Story: 1976: Soweto protest turns violent

17 June
Top Story: 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found

18 June
Top Story: 1972: UK's worst air crash kills 118


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