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1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis
More than 1,000 paratroopers in full battle dress escort nine black children to high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1950: Seoul in UN hands
United Nations forces have taken control of the South Korean capital Seoul, three months after it fell to North Korea, the US Army announces.

1983: Dozens escape in Maze break-out
Thirty-eight prisoners escape from a high-security jail in Northern Ireland.

1996: Taleban gains threaten Kabul
Opposition fighters in Afghanistan reach the eastern suburbs of Kabul and are poised to take control of the country's capital.

2003: Hutton Inquiry hears final arguments
On the final day of the Hutton Inquiry, the court hears closing statements bitterly criticising the Ministry of Defence and the BBC.


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

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

24 September
Top Story: 1975: First Britons conquer Everest

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

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

28 September
Top Story: 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed


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