1st September

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1983 Korean airliner shot down A Soviet jet fighter shoots down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747, all 269 people on board are killed.
1982 Bobby Robson appointed England Manager Former Ipswich manager Bobby Robson is appointed manager of the England football team.
1972 Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky at Chess American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky at Chess in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1969 Muammar Gaddafi leads coup Muammar Gaddafi leads a coup which overthrows King Idris I.
1939 World War 2 starts World War 2 starts as Germany invades Poland
1923 Earthquake - Japan Toyko and Yokohama are devastated by an earthquake, an estimated 500,000 people are killed.
1900 Boer War - General Roberts annexes Transvaal General Roberts annexes the Boer replublic of Transvaal

 

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On This Day - 1st September