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Day By Day : July 21 - 27

July 21 1968

On this day

Broadcast: July 21, 2008, 3mins A communist protest against the Vietnam war erupts into violence in London's Grosvenor Square.

July 22 1968

On this day

Broadcast: July 22, 2008, 3mins An inquiry by Sir John Newsome into the UK public school system recommends public schools should take fifty per cent of their intake from state schools.

July 23 1968

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Broadcast: July 23, 2008, 3mins An El Al flight en route to Tel Aviv is hijacked by three Palestinian militants.

July 24 1968

On this day

Broadcast: July 24, 2008, 3mins After two unarmed police officers are shot near a mosque, there is widespread rioting in Cleveland, Ohio.

July 25 1968

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Broadcast: July 25, 2008, 3mins A man is found crucified on a seven foot cross on Hampstead Heath: strangely there is no bleeding.

July 26 1968

On this day

Broadcast: July 26, 2008, 3mins Mick Jagger celebrates his 25th birthday with a preview of the new Rolling Stones album, 'Beggars Banquet'.

July 27 1968

On this day

Broadcast: July 27, 2008, 3mins Preliminary peace talks between Nigeria and breakaway Biafra end inconclusively, while on the ground the two sides appear to be lining up for the final battle of the war.



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