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Thirty-nine people died during the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus.
In May 1865 a group of Welsh settlers left Liverpool for Patagonia
In May 1980 the British government published a booklet about how to survive nuclear war
The Californian woman who ended segregation in the American housing market in 1967.
A soldier's account of the brutal Italian campaign fought in the Alps.
An eye-witness account of the murder of the outspoken cleric, soon to declared a saint
On 21 May 1981 the legendary reggae singer was buried in Jamaica
In May 2000, gunmen broke into parliament in Fiji and declared a coup
It is 80 years since the Englishman TE Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died
The story of the hugely deformed Joseph Merrick, a celebrity in Victorian Britain.
In May 1960 the massive Kariba hydro-electric dam on Africa's Zambezi river was opened.
It is 60 years since the frog puppet first appeared on an American children's TV show
On May 13th 2005 hundreds of demonstrators were killed by soldiers in an Uzbek town.
In May 2002 a five-week siege at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem finally ends
On May 11th 2000 a baby girl born in Delhi was designated as India's billionth citizen.
The celebrations in London at the end of World War II in Europe, as reported by the BBC.
In 1915 the passenger liner was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland
The fight to end British rule in the colony of Aden - today part of Yemen
In May 1953, a British airman died in nerve gas tests at a government research base
In May 1980 British special forces stormed Iran's embassy in London to end a siege
The last remaining US forces pulled out of South Vietnam on April 30th 1975.
In April 1961, Russian doctor Leonid Rogozov developed appendicitis in Antarctica.
In April 1969, France's great statesman, Charles de Gaulle, resigned as president
In April 1982, film star Jane Fonda launched her first workout video
A 1932 protest which helped win the right to roam freely across the English countryside
On 24 April 1980, the US launched a disastrous attempt to free its hostages in Iran
In April 1991 weapons inspectors were allowed into Iraq to search for WMDs
In April 1999 Nato bombed the Serbian state TV station in Belgrade, killing 16 people.
The great theoretical physicist Albert Einstein died on 18th April 1955
In April 1945 one of the most successful musicals of all time premiered on Broadway.
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