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1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake
A massive quake under Mexico City kills and injures thousands, devastating three states along the Pacific coast.

1997: Six dead in Southall train disaster
An Intercity 125 ploughs into a freight train in west London, killing six and injuring more than 150.

1972: Parcel bomb attack on Israeli embassy
A diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London is killed by a letter bomb.

1986: Two dead in Midlands rail crash
Two passenger trains crash in Staffordshire, killing two people and injuring almost a hundred more.

2003: Washington DC swept by hurricane
Hurricane Isabel hits the east coast of the United States and sweeps through the capital.

1952: US Immigration slams door on Chaplin
The United States prevents film legend Charlie Chaplin from returning to Hollywood until he is investigated by the Immigration Services.


Around this Day

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

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

21 September
Top Story: 1998: Clinton's Grand Jury testimony released

22 September
Top Story: 1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq


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