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1962: Mississippi race riots over first black student
Two people die and at least 75 are injured in rioting following the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi.

1985: Riots erupt in Toxteth and Peckham
Police close off areas of Liverpool and London tonight after outbreaks of violence and vandalism.

2005: Bombs rip through Bali restaurants
At least 26 people die and more than 50 are injured as the Indonesian resort island of Bali is hit by bomb blasts.

1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'
Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight boxing championship after defeating Joe Frazier in their third and arguably greatest fight.

1970: Mourners killed as Nasser is buried
Dozens are crushed in crowded Cairo streets as millions of Egyptians mourn the death of President Abdel Nasser.

1957: British public gets 'Asian Flu' vaccine
A vaccine against the strain of influenza currently sweeping around the world is made available to the British public.


Around this Day

28 September
Top Story: 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed

29 September
Top Story: 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

30 September
Top Story: 1955: James Dean killed in car smash

2 October
Top Story: 1993: Hardline Communists riot in Moscow

3 October
Top Story: 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'

4 October
Top Story: 1992: El Al jumbo crashes in Amsterdam


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