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    POLICE AND MINERS CLASH
    May 29, 1984 - England

    At least 5,000 miners picket the Orgreave coking plant near Sheffield trying to stop British Steel's coke convoys, they are met by police using riot gear forcing the pickets to allow lorry drivers with coke deliveries for British Steel and a number of fights break out with police using truncheons and charging the picketers who were using Smoke bombs, bricks, stones.

    MARTIAN PINK DIAMOND SOLD
    May 29, 2012 - Hong Kong

    A rare pink diamond was sold at Christie's in Hong Kong after six minutes of bidding for $17.4 million. The diamond was the biggest of its type to ever be sold and was bought by an anonymous bidder. The 12-carat diamond was cut in 1976 by the US jeweler Harry Winston and was named Martian Pink after the Mars landing.

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