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2003: US launches missiles against Saddam
American missiles hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein.

1993: Child killed in Warrington bomb attack
One boy is dead and more than 50 people are injured as two bombs explode in the centre of Warrington.

1989: Senior RUC men die in gun attack
Two senior RUC officers negotiating cross-border security co-operation in south Armagh are ambushed and shot dead by the IRA.

1974: Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne
Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips escape an apparent kidnap attempt.

1966: Football's World Cup stolen
The football World Cup is stolen while on exhibition in London.


Around this Day

17 March
Top Story: 1978: Civilians flee southern Lebanon

18 March
Top Story: 1967: Supertanker Torrey Canyon hits rocks

19 March
Top Story: 1982: Argentine flag hoisted on S Georgia

21 March
Top Story: 1960: Scores die in Sharpeville shoot-out

22 March
Top Story: 1956: King convicted for bus boycott

23 March
Top Story: 1987: 30 hurt as car bomb hits Army base


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