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2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold
British rower Steve Redgrave makes Olympic history at the Sydney Games by winning his fifth consecutive gold medal.

1951: King has lung operation
Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace for news of King George VI following an operation to remove part of his lung.

1976: British warship blaze kills eight
A fire on one of the Royal Navy's latest guided missile destroyers kills eight men.

1997: Peace talks wobble after Unionist outburst
An MP in the Ulster Unionist Party launches a fierce attack on the British Government and Sinn Fein.

1952: Charlie Chaplin comes home
The star of the silent movies, Charlie Chaplin, returns to his native England after 21 years in the US.

1987: Ban lifted on MI5 man's memoirs
An Australian court lifts the ban on the publication of Peter Wright's autobiography, Spycatcher.


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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

24 September
Top Story: 1975: First Britons conquer Everest

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

26 September
Top Story: 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem


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