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ON THIS DAY.

EVENTS 1961: Commander Alan Shepard returns to Earth after becoming the 'rst American in space, above.

1980: e siege of the Iranian embassy in London comes to a dramatic end after a raid by SAS commandos.

1981: Hunger striker Bobby Sands dies in the Maze prison 66 days after 'rst refusing to eat.

2001: Britain's tourist industry hopes the bank holiday weekend will attract visitors to areas previously closed due to foot-and-mouth disease.

BORN TAMMY Wynette, W US singer, 1942, above RICHARD E Grant, actor, 1957 BILLWard, Ward, W UK rock rock drummer, 1948 DIED NAPOLEON, French Emperor, 1821, above MIKHAIL Botvinnik, chess champion, 1995 LUDWIG Erhard, economist, 1977
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:May 5, 2014
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