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Rescuers drag a survivor out of the rubble in Nairobi 1998: US embassies in Africa bombed

At least 200 people are killed and many more injured when US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania are bombed within minutes of each other.

Amrozi bin Nurhasyim (copyright: AP) 2003: Bali bomber smiles at guilty verdict
Amrozi bin Nurhasyim is convicted for the Bali nightclub bombings which killed 190 people in 2002.

Idi Amin, Uganda's president 1972: Asians given 90 days to leave Uganda
The Ugandan leader, Idi Amin, sets a deadline for the expulsion of most of the country's Asians.

Arthur Miller 1958: Arthur Miller cleared of contempt
Washington's Court of Appeals quashes playwright Arthur Miller's conviction for contempt of Congress after a two-year legal battle.

Lynne Cox 1987: Chilly swim thaws Cold War relations
An American woman becomes the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union.

2001: NHS buys private hospital
The government re-nationalisea a private hospital for the first time.
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