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1984: US embassy blast kills 20
A suicide bomber attacks the United States embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

1978: Police hunt Bridgewater killers
Police launch a massive manhunt for the killers of a young paperboy.

1999: UN force arrives in East Timor
A multinational peacekeeping force lands in East Timor in an attempt to restore law and order to the territory.

1970: Soviet probe collects moon rock
The Russian space probe, Luna 16, is the first to land on the Moon and collect rock samples to bring back to Earth.

1967: Queen Elizabeth 2 takes to the waves
The Queen launches the new Cunard cruise liner, the Queen Elizabeth 2, at a ceremony on the Clydebank.


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

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

19 September
Top Story: 1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake

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

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

23 September
Top Story: 2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold


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