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1940: London blitzed by German bombers
The German airforce unleashes a wave of heavy bombing raids on London, killing hundreds of civilians and injuring many more.

1992: Troops kill 24 at ANC rally
At least 24 people are killed and 150 injured when soldiers fire on an African National Congress demonstration in South Africa.

1952: Egyptian army ousts prime minister
Following the recent coup in Egypt, General Mohammed Neguib forces Aly Maher out of office and assumes control himself.

1978: Callaghan accused of running scared
The UK Prime Minister announces he will not call an election this autumn, prompting criticism from the Opposition.

1984: Epidemic 'spreads to second hospital'
Three more people die in the food poisoning epidemic at hospitals in Yorkshire, bringing the total number of deaths to 22.


Around this Day

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

5 September
Top Story: 1975: London Hilton bombed

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

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

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

10 September
Top Story: 1973: Bomb blasts rock central London


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