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1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre
Lieutenant William Calley is found guilty of murder at a court martial for his part in the My Lai massacre which claimed the lives of 500 South Vietnamese civilians.

1981: Triumph at first London Marathon
Thousands of people jog through the normally quiet Sunday streets of the capital to try and cross the finish line of the first ever London marathon.

1971: Manson sent to gas chamber
Charles Manson and three members of his hippy cult are sentenced to death in Los Angeles.

1967: Bombs rain down on Torrey Canyon
The stricken oil supertanker, the Torrey Canyon, refuses to sink despite more than a day of heavy bombing by the RAF and the Royal Navy.

1999: Hanratty family wins right to appeal
The case of James Hanratty is sent back to the Court of Appeal - 37 years after he was hanged for the notorious A6 murder in Bedfordshire.


Around this Day

26 March
Top Story: 1979: Israel and Egypt shake hands on peace deal

27 March
Top Story: 1977: Hundreds dead in Tenerife plane crash

28 March
Top Story: 1979: Nuclear leak causes alarm in America

30 March
Top Story: 1981: President Reagan is shot

31 March
Top Story: 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

1 April
Top Story: 1957: BBC fools the nation


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