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2001: US rocked by day of terror
The United States is in a state of shock after a day of attacks which left thousands dead and the World Trade Center destroyed.

1973: President overthrown in Chile coup
President Salvador Allende of Chile - the world's first democratically-elected Marxist head of state - dies in a revolt led by the armed forces.

2003: Anna Lindh dies of stab injuries
The Swedish Foreign Minister, Anna Lindh, dies of her injuries after she is stabbed in a Stockholm department store.

2005: Last Israeli troops leave Gaza
Thirty-eight years of military rule come to an end as Israeli soldiers lower the flag and pull out.

1978: Umbrella stab victim dies
Writer and broadcaster Georgi Markov dies of blood poisoning, four days after he said he was stabbed with an umbrella at a London bus stop.

1980: Famous gem grabbed in armed raid
The Marlborough diamond is stolen from a London jewellers in a bold 1m robbery.

1960: Rudolph takes third Olympic gold
The American runner Wilma Rudolph confirms her place in sporting history with a third Olympic gold medal in Rome

1969: Shelter exposes slum homelessness
The housing charity, Shelter, says up to three million people in Britain are living in damp, overcrowded slum conditions.


Around this Day

8 September
Top Story: 1943: Italy's surrender announced

9 September
Top Story: 1971: British diplomat freed after eight months

10 September
Top Story: 1973: Bomb blasts rock central London

12 September
Top Story: 2001: US declares war on terror

13 September
Top Story: 1993: Rabin and Arafat shake on peace deal

14 September
Top Story: 1985: USSR expels 25 in tit-for-tat spy row


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