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Twin towers of the World Trade Center 2001: US rocked by day of terror

The United States is in a state of shock after a day of attacks which left thousands dead and the World Trade Center destroyed.


President Salvador Allende 1973: President overthrown in Chile coup
President Salvador Allende of Chile - the world's first democratically-elected Marxist head of state - dies in a revolt led by the armed forces.

Anna Lindh (copyright: AP) 2003: Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh, dies of her injuries after she is stabbed in a Stockholm department store.

Soldiers fold away Israeli flag 2005: Last Israeli troops leave Gaza
Thirty-eight years of military rule come to an end as Israeli soldiers lower the flag and pull out.

Georgi Markov 1978: Umbrella stab victim dies
Writer and broadcaster Georgi Markov dies of blood poisoning, four days after he said he was stabbed with an umbrella at a London bus stop.

1980: Famous gem grabbed in armed raid
The Marlborough diamond is stolen from a London jewellers in a bold 1m robbery.

1960: Rudolph takes third Olympic gold
The American runner Wilma Rudolph confirms her place in sporting history with a third Olympic gold medal in Rome
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Top Story 1971: British diplomat freed after eight months
Top Story 1973: Bomb blasts rock central London
Top Story 2001: US declares war on terror
Top Story 1993: Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal
Top Story 1985: USSR expels 25 in tit-for-tat spy row
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