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1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup
Manchester United become the first English club to win the European Cup beating Portuguese side Benfica by four goals to one.

1985: Fans die in Heysel rioting
Thirty-nine Juventus fans are crushed during rioting at the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels.

1953: Hillary and Tenzing conquer Everest
New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1972: Japanese kill 26 at Tel Aviv airport
Three Japanese gunmen open fire at Lod International Airport in Israel, killing 26 people and injuring dozens more.

1982: Pope makes historic visit to Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, welcomes Pope John Paul II to Canterbury Cathedral.

1984: Miners and police clash at Orgreave
Police use riot gear for the first time since the miners' strike began as they face the biggest picket to date.


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

28 May
Top Story: 1998: World fury at Pakistan's nuclear tests

30 May
Top Story: 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

31 May
Top Story: 1985: English teams banned after Heysel

1 June
Top Story: 2001: Nepal royal family massacred


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