20th September

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2002 Glacier collapses killing 100 The Kolka Glacier partially collapses burying a village in Russia and killing over a 100 people.
1999 UN force arrives in East Timor The United Nations send a multinational peace keeping force to East Timor in an attempt to restore law and order to the territory.
1984 A suicide bomber kills 40 A suicide bomber kills 40 in an attack on the US embassy in Beirut.
1978 Police launch manhunt for killer of Carl Bridgewater The police launch a nationwide manhunt for the killers of 13 year old paperboy Carl Bridgewater who was shot dead.
1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
1967 The liner QE2 is launched The cruise liner QE2 is launched from Clydebank.
1519 Ferdinand Magellan sets sail for Indonesia Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Spain in an attempt to find a western route to Indonesia.

 

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On This Day - 20th September