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1975: First Britons conquer Everest
Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.

1980: Iraq bombs Iran as hostilities increase
Iraqi planes bomb and set on fire Iran's Kharg Island crude oil export terminal.

1976: White rule in Rhodesia to end
The Rhodesian Government agrees to introduce black majority rule to the country within two years.

1992: Mellor resigns over sex scandal
David Mellor resigns as heritage minister, blaming his departure on a constant barrage of hostile stories in the tabloid press.

1988: Gold for Johnson in 100m sprint
Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and reaffirms his position as the world's fastest man.


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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

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

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

27 September
Top Story: 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls


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