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1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq
Iraq bombs several Iranian air and military supply bases, including Tehran's international airport, at the start of what appears to be all-out war.

1989: Ten dead in Kent barracks bomb
A devastating explosion at an army barracks in Kent kills 11 people - 10 of them young soldiers.

1955: New TV channel ends BBC monopoly
Britain's first independent television station is on air, bringing advertisements to the airwaves for the first time.

1975: Bomb blasts rock Northern Ireland
A day of IRA bombings across Northern Ireland places the ceasefire it declared seven months ago in serious doubt.

2001: Simpson smuggled into Afghanistan
The BBC's world affairs editor becomes the only television reporter to broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan as the country prepares for a US attack.

1998: Thousands flee fighting in Kosovo
Serbian forces renew their assault against rebel fighters in Kosovo leading thousands of civilians to flee their homes.


Around this Day

19 September
Top Story: 1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake

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

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

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

24 September
Top Story: 1975: First Britons conquer Everest

25 September
Top Story: 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis


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