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1970: King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet
King Hussein of Jordan escapes an assassination attempt after gunmen open fire on his motorcade as it drives near his summer palace.

1983: Thatcher wins landslide victory
Margaret Thatcher leads the Conservatives to a landslide second term election victory.

1975: First live broadcast of Parliament
The first live transmission from the House of Commons is broadcast by BBC Radio and commercial stations.

1995: First man jailed for male rape
Andrew Richards is imprisoned for life for the attempted rape of another man in the first case of its kind in Britain.

1958: Queen opens revamped Gatwick
The Queen has opened an extended airport at Gatwick, south of London, modernised at a cost of 7m.


Around this Day

6 June
Top Story: 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

7 June
Top Story: 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway

8 June
Top Story: 1982: Fifty die in Argentine air attack

10 June
Top Story: 1967: Israel ends six-day war

11 June
Top Story: 1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives

12 June
Top Story: 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption


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