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1985: English teams banned after Heysel
The Football Association, supported by Margaret Thatcher, bans English clubs from playing in Europe following the Heysel stadium tragedy.

1973: US Senate stops Cambodia bombing
The US Senate votes to cut off funds for the bombing of Cambodia despite pleas from Dr Henry Kissinger.

1957: Arthur Miller guilty of contempt
US playwright Arthur Miller is convicted of contempt of Congress after refusing to reveal the names of alleged Communist writers.

1966: Vietnam Buddhist burns to death
Nguyen Thi Can becomes the fifth Buddhist in three days to set fire to herself in protest against South Vietnam's regime.

1998: Ginger leaves the Spice Girls
Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, leaves the phenomenally successful Spice Girls band.


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Top Story: 1981: Bangladeshi president assassinated

1 June
Top Story: 2001: Nepal royal family massacred

2 June
Top Story: 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

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Top Story: 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash


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