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1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City
The Kuwaiti capital is liberated by the Gulf War Allies after 208 days of Iraqi occupation.

1984: US troops withdraw from Beirut
The last of the remaining American forces occupying Beirut have pulled out of the Lebanese capital.

1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York
A suspected car bomb explodes underneath the World Trade Center in New York killing at least five people.

1968: Hospital blaze kills 21 patients
Twenty-one female patients die in a fire which sweeps through a wing of the Shelton Mental Hospital near Shrewsbury.

1987: Synod says 'yes' to women priests
The Church of England's General Synod votes by a huge majority in favour of the ordination of women priests.

2000: UK Government moves to gag ex-spy
Former British spy David Shayler is being sued by the government for breach of confidence and contract over information leaked to a newspaper.


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28 February
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29 February
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