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Day By Day : August 4 - 10

August 4 1968

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Broadcast: August 4, 2008, 3mins US sprinter Tommy Smith backs proposed boycott of the Mexico Olympics by black American athletes.

August 5 1968

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Broadcast: August 5, 2008, 3mins Peace talks commence in Addis Ababa between Nigeria and breakaway Biafra.

August 6 1968

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Broadcast: August 6, 2008, 3mins Following the Ronan Point disaster, Canning Town Residents Association fight attempt to re-house victims in tower blocks.

August 7 1968

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Broadcast: August 7, 2008, 3mins Ukranian students demonstrate against political arrests in USSR outside the Soviet embassy in London.

August 8 1968

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Broadcast: August 8, 2008, 3mins Richard Nixon wins the Republican Party's nomination for the Presidential election.

August 9 1968

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Broadcast: August 9, 2008, 3mins British Viscount airliner carrying holiday makers to Austria crashes near Munich, killing all 48 passengers.

August 10 1968

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Broadcast: August 10, 2008, 3mins A stand collapses at the National jazz and blues festival in Kempton park, injuring dozens of teenagers.



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