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1975: Missing earl guilty of murder
An inquest jury decides Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children.

1980: Gunbattle at British embassy in Iraq
Three gunmen who attacked the British embassy in Baghdad are shot dead by Iraqi security forces.

1970: Shock election win for Heath
Edward Heath becomes the new British prime minister after a surprise victory for the Conservatives in the general election.

1982: 'God's banker' found hanged
Roberto Calvi, a senior Italian banker, is found dead under Blackfriars Bridge in London more than a week after he went missing from Milan.

1978: Botham bowls into cricket history
Cricketing star Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match.

1997: Victory for McDonald's - at a cost
Fast food chain McDonald's wins a partial victory in its epic libel trial against two environmental campaigners.


Around this Day

16 June
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

20 June
Top Story: 1976: Westerners evacuated from Beirut

21 June
Top Story: 1945: US troops take Okinawa

22 June
Top Story: 1941: Hitler invades the Soviet Union


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