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1945: Rejoicing at end of war in Europe
The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, officially announces the end of the war with Germany

1984: Moscow pulls out of US Olympics
Twelve weeks before the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the USSR announces it is boycotting them.

1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder
The Kray twins, Reginald and Ronnie and their brother Charlie are arrested after dawn raids by police in London.

1978: 'Son of Sam' pleads guilty to murders
The man alleged to have murdered six people in a killing spree last year has pleaded guilty to all the charges against him.

2000: Sneak preview of new Tate Modern
The world's largest modern art gallery opens its doors to the media in London.


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

10 May
Top Story: 1994: Mandela becomes SA's first black president

11 May
Top Story: 1985: Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire


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