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1837 Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace. 1923 The Liquor Bill banned the sale of alcohol to under- 18-year olds. 1930 First World Cup tournament, held in Uruguay. 1955 Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be hanged in Britain after being convicte

1837 Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace.

1923 The Liquor Bill banned the sale of alcohol to under-

18-year olds.

1930 First World Cup tournament, held in Uruguay.


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1955 Ruth Ellis became the last woman to be hanged in Britain after being convicted of murdering her lover.

1967 British cyclist Tom Simpson collapsed and died while competing in the Tour de France.

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1978 The BBC banned the Sex Pistols' single No One is Innocent.

1985 The Live Aid concert was staged at Wembley.

1987 British Airways announced it was buying British Caledonian for £237 million.

1996 England excluded from the Five Nations championship in a row over television rights.

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