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1943: Italy's surrender announced
General Dwight D Eisenhower tells the world of the secret capitulation five days ago by the Italian Government.

1950: Miners trapped underground by landslide
Rescuers say 116 miners trapped in Knockshinnoch Castle colliery in Scotland following a landslide are safe.

1998: Real IRA announce ceasefire
The dissident republican group behind Northern Ireland's worst atrocity declares its violence at an end.

2000: French fuel protests spread to UK
The fuel protests which have been crippling France for the past week reach Britain with a series of actions across the country.

1986: Pinochet survives rebel ambush
The president of Chile escapes an attempt on his life in a fierce attack killing five of his bodyguards and wounding 11 more.


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5 September
Top Story: 1975: London Hilton bombed

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

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

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

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

11 September
Top Story: 2001: US rocked by day of terror


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