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1961: UN Secretary General killed in air crash
The body of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold is identified among the wreckage of a plane which crashed last night outside the Northern Rhodesian town of Ndola.

1978: Arab-Israeli breakthrough in US
The leaders of Israel and Egypt reach a settlement for the Middle East at Camp David in the US.

1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party
Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies after collapsing at a party in London.

1972: Expelled Ugandans arrive in UK
The first Ugandan refugees fleeing the persecution of the country's military dictatorship arrive in Britain.

1987: Superpower treaty to scrap warheads
The United States and the USSR are to sign an agreement later this year to reduce the number of nuclear missiles.

2000: Crash survivors attack Railtrack
Survivors of the Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail crashes accuse Railtrack of putting costs before safety.


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20 September
Top Story: 1984: US embassy blast kills 20

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