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1975: London Hilton bombed
Two people are killed and 63 injured as a suspected IRA bomb explodes in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in central London.

1997: Mother Teresa dies
Mother Teresa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to helping the sick and the poor, dies at the age of 87.

1986: Karachi hijack ends in bloodshed
The 16-hour siege on a Pan Am jet in Pakistan comes to a bloody end, with at least 17 people dead.

1979: Mountbatten buried after final parade
The Queen leads the nation in mourning as the body of her husband's uncle is buried after a day of pageantry in London.

1959: UK's first trunk call from a pay phone
The first trunk dialling system from a public call-box is launched during a ceremonial phone call from Bristol to London.


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2 September
Top Story: 1945: Japan signs unconditional surrender

3 September
Top Story: 2004: Russian school siege ends in violence

4 September
Top Story: 1997: Suicide bombings put peace visit in doubt

6 September
Top Story: 1997: Diana's funeral watched by millions

7 September
Top Story: 1940: London blitzed by German bombers

8 September
Top Story: 1943: Italy's surrender announced


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