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1940: Victory for RAF in Battle of Britain
RAF Fighter Command is claiming victory over the Luftwaffe after a day of heavy bombing raids ends in major losses for the enemy.

1950: UN stages daring assault on Inchon
The United Nations lands thousands of troops on the Korean coast behind enemy lines, in the first counter-attack of the war.

2000: UK fuel protesters go back home
The fuel protests which have paralysed Britain for seven days are at an end.

1985: Europe wins Ryder Cup
Tony Jacklin's team of golfers beats the United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years after dominating the final day of the competition.

1978: German terror suspect arrested in UK
One of the most wanted members of the West German Baader-Meinhof gang is detained in London.

1964: The Sun newspaper is born
The Sun newspaper is published today for the first time. It is replacing the Daily Herald.


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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

16 September
Top Story: 1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'

17 September
Top Story: 1944: Airborne invasion of Holland begins

18 September
Top Story: 1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash


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