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1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life
Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is sentenced to life imprisonment after the judge describes him as "an unusually dangerous man".

1972: President Nixon arrives in Moscow
America's President Richard Nixon is given a modest welcome as he arrives in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders.

1969: Apollo 10 gets bird's eye view of Moon
The Apollo 10 mission sends a manned lunar module within eight miles of the Moon's surface in rehearsal for a summer Moon landing.

2000: Hezbollah makes gains in Lebanon
Lebanese Hezbollah fighters split Israel's southern occupation zone into two as they approach the common border.

1970: South Africa cricket tour called off
The Cricket Council reverses a decision to allow South African cricketers to tour England, a move welcomed by anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.


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19 May
Top Story: 1980: Nine dead after Mount St Helens eruption

20 May
Top Story: 1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16

21 May
Top Story: 1991: Bomb kills India's former leader Rajiv Gandhi

23 May
Top Story: 1998: Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland

24 May
Top Story: 2001: Israel wedding party tragedy

25 May
Top Story: 1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships


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