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US Embassy 1984: US embassy blast kills 20

A suicide bomber attacks the United States embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.


Yew Tree Farm, near Stourbridge, Staffordshire 1978: Police hunt Bridgewater killers
Police launch a massive manhunt for the killers of a young paperboy.

Australian peacekeeper (AP) 1999: UN force arrives in East Timor
A multinational peacekeeping force lands in East Timor in an attempt to restore law and order to the territory.

Luna 16 (copyright: Nasa) 1970: Soviet probe collects moon rock
The Russian space probe, Luna 16, is the first to land on the Moon and collect rock samples to bring back to Earth.

QE2 is launched 1967: Queen Elizabeth 2 takes to the waves
The Queen launches the new Cunard cruise liner, the Queen Elizabeth 2, at a ceremony on the Clydebank.

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Top Story 1944: Airborne invasion of Holland begins
Top Story 1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash
Top Story 1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake
Top Story 1998: Clinton's Grand Jury testimony released
Top Story 1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq
Top Story 2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold
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