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2001: Israel wedding party tragedy
At least 20 people are killed and hundreds are injured at a wedding party in Jerusalem when a building collapses.

1975: Journalists leave fallen Saigon
A group of 80 reporters and cameramen - including nine Britons - are allowed to fly out of Saigon.

1989: Yorkshire Ripper's wife wins damages
A jury at the High Court in London awards 600,000 damages to Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, against the satirical magazine Private Eye.

1968: De Gaulle: 'Back me or sack me'
The President of France, Charles de Gaulle, issues an ultimatum to striking students and workers.

1999: Drugs row Dallaglio goes
Lawrence Dallaglio resigns as England's rugby union captain following newspaper allegations over hard drugs.


Around this Day

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

22 May
Top Story: 1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life

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

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

26 May
Top Story: 2000: Hezbollah celebrates Israeli retreat

27 May
Top Story: 1964: Light goes out in India as Nehru dies


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