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1981: Egypt's President Sadat assassinated
President Sadat of Egypt dies after being shot by gunmen at a military parade.

1986: Nuclear technician missing after secrets leak
Fears grow for the missing nuclear technician who has disappeared in London.

1973: Arab states attack Israeli forces
Heavy fighting erupts between Arab and Israeli forces along two fronts as Egypt and Syria attempt to re-take land occupied since 1967.

1985: Policeman killed in Tottenham riots
A police officer is hacked to death by a mob during riots at the Broadwater Farm housing estate in North London.

2000: Milosevic quits, street celebrations continue
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resigns under mounting pressure after allegations of vote-rigging.

1953: Britain sends troops to Guiana
Naval and military forces are on their way to British Guiana in response to what the UK Government says is a threat to the administration of the British colony.


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

5 October
Top Story: 1968: Londonderry march ends in violence

7 October
Top Story: 2001: US launches air strikes against Taleban

8 October
Top Story: 1952: Many die as three trains crash at Harrow

9 October
Top Story: 1988: Latvia cries freedom from Moscow


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