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Home Explore the BBC 15 June Search ON THIS DAY by date Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness About This Site | Text Only 1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester

A massive bomb devastates a busy shopping area in central Manchester.

1974: Man dies in race rally clashes
A march through central London leaves one person dead and many more injured as rival demonstrators clash with police and each other.

1971: Councils defy Thatcher milk ban
Opposition is growing to Margaret Thatcher's plans to end free school milk for children over the age of seven.

2000: British marines leave Sierra Leone
The major contingent of the British military task force sent to help restore order in Sierra Leone leaves the country.

1966: Hovercraft deal opens show
The world's first hovershow opens in Britain with news of a Ministry of Defence order worth �1m.

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