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1994 Frederick West charged with additional murders Frederick West is charged with two further murders following the discovery of more human remains in the garden of his Gloucester home.
1981 Bobby Sands starts Hunger Strike Imprisoned IRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at the Maze prison.
1973 Black September siezes Saudi embassy The armed Palestinian group Black September seizes the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum, Egypt.
1968 Johnny Cash Marries Country music star Johnny Cash marries June Carter
1954 US Tests Hydrogen Bomb The United States explodes its second hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll, the largest man made explosion to date
1950 Scientist Jailed For Spying Top nuclear scientist Klaus Fuchs is jailed for fourteen years at the Old Bailey for spying for the Soviet Union.
1936 Hoover Dam Completed The Hoover Dam is completed suppling electricity, irrigation and fresh water to homes in California and Nevada.
1932 Charles Lindbergh's son is kidnapped The baby son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped.
1910 David Niven is born British actor David Niven is born in Scotland.
1872 First US National Park Yellowstone National Park becomes the first US National Park, comprising 3,500 acres of plateaus, mountains and valleys.
1810 Frederic Chopin is born Composer Frederic Chopin is born in Poland.

 

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