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1997: Diana's funeral watched by millions
Britain and the world say farewell to Diana, Princess of Wales, at the end of an unprecedented week of mourning.

1972: Olympic hostages killed in gun battle
All nine of the Israeli athletes kidnapped on Tuesday from the Olympic Village in Munich are killed in a gun battle at a nearby airport.

1965: Indian Army invades W Pakistan
Indian troops have invaded West Pakistan, crossing the border at three points in an attack which appears to be aimed mainly at the city of Lahore.

1970: Hundreds held in series of hijacks
Four New York-bound airliners are hijacked over western Europe in an operation carried out by a militant Palestinian group.

1952: Dozens die in air show tragedy
At least 27 people, mostly spectators, are killed as a jet fighter breaks up over the crowd at an air show in Hampshire, England.


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

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

5 September
Top Story: 1975: London Hilton bombed

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

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

9 September
Top Story: 1971: British diplomat freed after eight months


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