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1956: King convicted for bus boycott
Civil rights leader, the Reverend Martin Luther King, has been convicted of organising an illegal boycott by black passengers of buses in the US state of Alabama.

1979: British ambassador assassinated in Holland
British ambassador in Holland Sir Richard Sykes is shot dead outside his Dutch home.

1963: Profumo denies affair with model
The Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, denies any impropriety with Christine Keeler.

1980: Schild family reunited with daughter
Teenager Annabel Schild is reunited with her mother after being released from seven months in captivity in Sardinia.

2002: Woman granted 'right to die'
A woman paralysed from the neck down wins the legal right to die by having her treatment withdrawn.


Around this Day

19 March
Top Story: 1982: Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

20 March
Top Story: 2003: US launches missiles against Saddam

21 March
Top Story: 1960: Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out

23 March
Top Story: 1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base

24 March
Top Story: 1989: Exxon Valdez creates oil slick disaster

25 March
Top Story: 1975: Saudi's King Faisal assassinated


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