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1991: Birmingham Six freed after 16 years
The Birmingham Six walk free from jail after their convictions for the murder of 21 people in two pubs are quashed by the Court of Appeal.

1984: Sinn Fein leader shot in street attack
Gunmen shoot and injure the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, in an attack in central Belfast.

1964: Jack Ruby sentenced to death
Jack Ruby has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.

1960: Radio telescope makes space history
The radio telescope at Jodrell Bank sets a new space record making contact with the American Pioneer V satellite at a distance of 407,000 miles.

1958: 'Bonny' Prince Albert of Monaco born
A celebratory 101-gun salute has been fired in Monaco after Princess Grace - formerly film star Grace Kelly - gave birth to a son.


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Top Story: 1988: Three shot dead at Milltown Cemetery

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Top Story: 1978: Civilians flee southern Lebanon


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