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Devastation at Ground Zero, New York 2001: US declares war on terror

The President of the United States describes the destruction caused in New York and Washington as an act of war against all freedom-loving people.

Steve Biko 1977: Steve Biko dies in custody
The leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, Steve Biko, dies in police custody.

Kevin Pietersen 2005: England win the Ashes
England take the Ashes from Australia for the first time since 1987 after the "best ever" series.

Dawson's Field in Jordan 1970: Hijacked jets destroyed by guerrillas
Palestinian militants blow up the three planes they have been holding at an airfield in the Jordanian desert.

View of moon 1959: Soviets launch rocket at the Moon
A massive Russian rocket, carrying 860lb (391kg) of scientific instruments, is successfully launched at the Moon.

1997: Scots say 'Yes' to home rule
Scotland votes decisively for home rule in a referendum on how they want the country to be governed.

2003: Johnny Cash dies
One of the great legends of country music, Johnny Cash, dies after a short illness.
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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 rocked by day of terror
Top Story 1993: Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal
Top Story 1985: USSR expels 25 in tit-for-tat spy row
Top Story 1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
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