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05/01/1904
British, US and Russian marines land in Soeul to protect legations.
10/06/1922
Actress / singer Judy Garland is born as Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
22/06/1969
Actress / singer Judy Garland is found dead in her home.
19/01/1973
A British super-tug is sent to protect British fishing boats from Icelandic gunboats
26/12/1979
Russian troops enter Afghanistan in support of the new pro-soviet president Babrak Karmal.
02/11/1982
A truck explosion in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan kills 3,000, mostly Russian troops returning to Kabul.
14/01/1983
Stephen Waldorf is mistakenly shot by Police hunting for David Martin.
16/05/1988
Eight and half years after they entered Afghanistan, Soviet troops begin their withdrawal. 16,000 Soviet troops were killed in the period
28/04/1992
Rebels occupy the Afghanistan capital, Kabul
25/09/1996
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan reach the eastern suburbs of the capital Kabul.
27/09/1996
Taliban fighters capture the Afghanistan capital Kabul.
04/02/1998
An earthquake hit northeast Afghanistan, killing an estimated 5,000 people. It measured 6.1 on the Richter scale
22/09/2001
The BBC's world affairs editor, John Simpson, becomes the only television reporter to broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan as the country prepares for a US attack.
07/10/2001
The United States launches its campain against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
25/03/2002
An earthquake hits Afghanistan and north west Pakistan, killing more than 1000 people

 

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