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1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem
British and Polish soldiers withdraw from Arnhem after days of fierce fighting with little food or water.

1960: Kennedy and Nixon clash in TV debate
Almost 70 million Americans tune in to watch the first ever televised debate between the two presidential candidates.

1984: UK and China agree Hong Kong handover
Britain and China finalise proposals to end 150 years of British rule in Hong Kong.

1997: Earthquakes rock central Italy
Two earthquakes kill 10 people and severely damage priceless art treasures in central Italy.

1973: Concorde slashes Atlantic flight time
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.


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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

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

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

29 September
Top Story: 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland


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