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September

1     30 Years Since A Soviet Fighter Shot Down A Korean Airlines Boeing 747

1     JPN: 90 Years Since An Earthquake Hit Tokyo And Yokohama

1     (VIDEO) JPN: 90 Years Since An Earthquake Hit Tokyo And Yokohama

2     GBR: Elton John To Receive First Brit Icon Award: A Look Back

2     50 Years Since The McLaren Group Launched

3     70 Years Since Italy Was Invaded By Allied Forces During World War II

3     (VIDEO) 70 Years Since Italy Was Invaded By Allied Forces During World War II

5     GBR: UK Film Premiere - Diana: A Look Back At The Princess Of Wales

5     (VIDEO) GBR: UK Film Premiere - Diana: A Look Back At The Princess Of Wales

6     Salinger US Film Release: A Look Back At JD Salinger

6     Winnie Mandela Biopic US Film Release; A Look Back

8     70 Years Since Allied Armistice With Italy

8     GBR: 125 Years Since The Football League's First Season Kicked Off: A Look Back At The Early Years

10   GBR: 40 Years Since Big Biba Department Store In London Opened Its Doors

12   100 Years Since Athlete Jesse Owens Born

12   (VIDEO) 100 Years Since Athlete Jesse Owens Born

12   60 Years Since U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy Married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

12   (VIDEO) 60 Years Since U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

12   (VIDEO) 70 Years Since Benito Mussolini Rescued From House Arrest By German Commandos

12   (VIDEO) 60 Years Since Nikita Krushchev Elected First Secretary Of Soviet Communist Party

13   20 Years Since Israel And Palestine Signed The Oslo Agreement In Washington, D.C.

14   ESP: 90 Years Since Miguel Primo de Rivera Became Dictator Of Spain

14   GBR: Amy Winehouse Honoured Posthumously With First London Walk Of Fame Star: A Look Back At The Singer

16   Elton John Releases New Album: A Look Back

17   30 Years Since Vanessa Williams Became 1st Black Miss America

17   IL: 60 Years Since Ernie Banks Became The First Black Player To Wear A Chicago Cubs Uniform

17   (VIDEO) IL: 60 Years Since Ernie Banks Became The First Black Player To Wear A Chicago Cubs Uniform

19   40 Years Since The Death Of Musician Gram Parsons

20   F1 Film Rush Due For Release: Hunt And Lauda In Profile

22   GBR: Ronnie Corbett Unveils Blue Plaque In Memory Of Danny La Rue; A Look Back

24   Cher Releases New Album: A Look Back

24   Sting Releases New Album: A Look Back

24   New Stephen King Book Released: A Look Back

26   New James Bond Novel Released: A Look Back At 007

27   15 Years Since Google Was Founded

29   50 Years Since Rolling Stones First Tour Began: A Look Back At The Stones On The Road

30   75 Years Since Neville Chamberlain's 'Peace In Our Time' Speech

30   (VIDEO) 75 Years Since Neville Chamberlain's 'Peace In Our Time' Speech

 

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  • 3310408. Olympic Carving 1936: A stonemason carving the name of Jesse Owens and other winners of the 1936 Berlin Olympics into a wall on one side of the Marathon Gate in Berlin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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  • 83080280. Singer and actress Cher poses for an Album Cover session for "I Paralyze" on Casablanca Records in July 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Harry Langdon/Getty Images
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  • 2668142. Munich Pact British statesman and prime minister Neville Chamberlain (1869 - 1940) at Heston Airport on his return from Munich after meeting with Hitler, making his 'peace in our time' address. Central Press/Getty Images
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  • 157360312. Rolling Stones Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones sits on the tour bus during their UK tour, June 1982. Michael Putland/Getty Images
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  • 55920525. In this undated handout photo from Eon Productions, actor Daniel Craig poses as James Bond. Craig was unveiled as legendary British secret agent James Bond 007 in the 21st Bond film Casino Royale, at HMS President, St Katharine's Way on October 14, 2005 in London, England. Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images
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  • 123275500. Sting, singer and bassist with British rock band The Police poses in front of a window covered by a venetian blind in a studio portrait, United Kingdom, circa 1979. Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images
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  • 85035293. Photo of Elton JOHN; First publicity pictures - in Hampstead. Photo by Val Wilmer/Redferns
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  • 74478873. Amy Winehouse performs on stage on the second day of the Isle of Wight Festival 2007, at Seaclose Park in Newport June 9 2007 on the Isle Wight, England. The three day festival - which was first held in 1970 when Jimi Hendrix made his last public appearance - features headline acts, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Rolling Stones. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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  • 52014999. US President Bill Clinton (C) stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzahk Rabin (L) as they shake hands 13 September 1993 at the White House in Washington DC. Rabin and Arafat shook hands for the first time after Israel and the PLO signed a historic agreement on Palestinian autonomy in the occupied territories. Rabin was assassinated reportedly by a Jewish extremist 04 November 1995 after attending a peace rally in Tel Aviv. J. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images
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  • 50388685. Sen. John Kennedy (R) w. bride Jacqueline (L) in wedding attire, sitting together at table, eating pineapple salad at formally set table outdoors at their wedding reception. Lisa Larsen/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
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