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1998: Clinton admits Lewinsky affair
President of the United States, Bill Clinton, admits having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

1987: Hitler's deputy found dead
Rudolf Hess, Hitler's former right-hand man, is found dead in Spandau Prison.

1999: Turkey hit by huge earthquake
The most powerful earthquake to hit Turkey leaves at least 1,000 people dead.

2000: Prince William makes the grade
Prince William passes three A-levels and secures a place to study history of art at the oldest university in Scotland, St Andrews.

1978: US balloonists' record Atlantic crossing
Three Americans make the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by hot air balloon.


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14 August
Top Story: 1969: British troops sent into Northern Ireland

15 August
Top Story: 1945: Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

16 August
Top Story: 1952: Flood devastates Devon village

18 August
Top Story: 1992: Serbian prison camps condemned

19 August
Top Story: 1987: Gunman kills 14 in Hungerford rampage

20 August
Top Story: 1989: Marchioness river crash 'kills 30'


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