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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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Around this Day

4 August
Top Story: 1964: Three civil rights activists found dead

5 August
Top Story: 1973: Athens attack leaves three dead

6 August
Top Story: 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

8 August
Top Story: 1991: Beirut hostage John McCarthy freed

9 August
Top Story: 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki

10 August
Top Story: 2001: Hamiltons condemn 'sex assault' arrest


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