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1966: Moors murderers jailed for life
Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley are sentenced to life imprisonment for the so-called Moors murders.

1976: Huge earthquake rocks Italy
Italy's worst ever earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills at least 60 people and leaves thousands homeless.

1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile
Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, becomes the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.

1960: Margaret weds Armstrong-Jones
Princess Margaret marries the photographer, Anthony Armstrong Jones, at Westminster Abbey

1994: President and Queen open Chunnel
The Queen and France's President Francois Mitterrand formally open the Channel Tunnel during two elaborate ceremonies in France and Britain.

2001: Second blast at London post office
A bomb explodes at a north London postal sorting office - the second such attack in three weeks - and has been linked to the Real IRA.

1997: Brown sets Bank of England free
The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, gives the Bank of England independence from political control.

1988: Hick makes cricketing history
Graeme Hick, Worcestershire's 21-year-old prodigy, scores more than 400 runs in a county championship match - the highest innings in England this century.


Around this Day

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Top Story: 1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka

4 May
Top Story: 1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher

5 May
Top Story: 1980: SAS rescue ends Iran embassy siege

7 May
Top Story: 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender

8 May
Top Story: 1945: Rejoicing at end of war in Europe

9 May
Top Story: 1956: Mystery of missing frogman deepens


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