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1965: Police attack Alabama marchers
State troopers assault scores of demonstrators demanding better voting rights for blacks as they attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery.

1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled
The body of Lesley Whittle, the 17-year-old heiress kidnapped from her Shropshire home 52 days ago, is found at the bottom of a drain shaft.

1988: IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar
The IRA confirms the three people shot dead by security forces in Gibraltar yesterday were members of an active service unit.

1969: Israel elects first female leader
Golda Meir has been elected as the first female prime minister of Israel following Levi Eshkol's death.

1959: African activist flees to UK
An independence movement leader wanted in the British territory of Nyasaland in central Africa has fled to London and gone into hiding.

1965: Goldie the eagle evades capture again
A golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo is still on the loose after outsmarting his keepers' latest attempts to recapture him.


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5 March
Top Story: 1966: Passenger jet crashes into Mount Fuji

6 March
Top Story: 1987: Hundreds trapped as car ferry capsizes

8 March
Top Story: 1985: Beirut car bomb kills dozens

9 March
Top Story: 1967: Stalin's daughter defects to the West

10 March
Top Story: 1969: Martin Luther King's killer gets life


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