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22 Sep
2016
Yahoo confirmed that “state-sponsored” hackers stole data from about 500 million users’ accounts in one of the world’s largest ever cybersecurity breachesYahoo confirmed that “state-sponsored” hackers stole data from about 500 million users’ accounts in one of the world’s largest ever cybersecurity breaches
2 years ago
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22 Sep
2015
Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America’s most beloved sports icons, died at age 90. Famous “Yogi-isms” included “It ain’t over till…Baseball legend Yogi Berra, whose humorous quotes made him one of America’s most beloved sports icons, died at age 90. Famous “Yogi-isms” included “It ain’t over till it’s over”, and “It’s like deja-vu all over again”
3 years ago
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22 Sep
2013
Former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison for embezzlement. Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, had earlier received a suspended death sentence for the…Former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison for embezzlement. Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, had earlier received a suspended death sentence for the murder of a British businessman
5 years ago
22 Sep
2013
Angela Merkel won a historic third term as Chancellor of Germany although her ruling conservative party finished just short of an absolute majorityAngela Merkel won a historic third term as Chancellor of Germany although her ruling conservative party finished just short of an absolute majority
5 years ago
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22 Sep
2010
American singer and entertainer Eddie Fisher died aged 82. He was one of the world’s most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, selling millions of records and with his own…American singer and entertainer Eddie Fisher died aged 82. He was one of the world’s most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, selling millions of records and with his own TV show, but this was cancelled after he divorced his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry Elizabeth Taylor, the widow of his best friend Mike Todd, a liaison which garnered scandalously unwelcome publicity at the time. His marriage to Taylor -- her fourth -- ended in divorce and Fisher went on to marry three more times, including singer Connie Stevens
8 years ago
22 Sep
2009
Belgian tennis player Justine Henin, a former world No. 1, announced her return to the sport 16 months after her surprise retirementBelgian tennis player Justine Henin, a former world No. 1, announced her return to the sport 16 months after her surprise retirement
9 years ago
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22 Sep
2008
China revealed that over 50,000 children had been affected after being given baby milk and infant formula adulterated with melamine. Over 13,000 children were hospitalised and at…China revealed that over 50,000 children had been affected after being given baby milk and infant formula adulterated with melamine. Over 13,000 children were hospitalised and at least four died
10 years ago
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22 Sep
2008
The Bush administration asked the U.S. Congress to approve a $700 billion bailout plan using taxpayers’ money to buy toxic mortgage-related assets. The plan would increase…The Bush administration asked the U.S. Congress to approve a $700 billion bailout plan using taxpayers’ money to buy toxic mortgage-related assets. The plan would increase government debt to $11.3 trillion, or $37,500 for every U.S. citizen
10 years ago
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22 Sep
2008
Radiocarbon dating estimated that the first bluestones were erected at Stonehenge around 2300BC, 300 years later than previously thought. The whole monument took 1,000 years to…Radiocarbon dating estimated that the first bluestones were erected at Stonehenge around 2300BC, 300 years later than previously thought. The whole monument took 1,000 years to build, from around 3000BC to 2000BC
10 years ago
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22 Sep
2007
French mime artist Marcel Marceau died at the age of 84. Born in Strasbourg in 1923, Marceau charmed audiences worldwide with his portrayal of Bip, the sad, white-faced clown in a…French mime artist Marcel Marceau died at the age of 84. Born in Strasbourg in 1923, Marceau charmed audiences worldwide with his portrayal of Bip, the sad, white-faced clown in a striped jumper and a battered silk opera hat which he created in 1947. Marceau was buried at Paris's Pere Lachaise cemetery
11 years ago
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22 Sep
2006
An elevated maglev (magnetic levitation) train crashed on a test track in northern Germany, killing 23 people. It was travelling at 200km/h when it hit a maintenance vehicle, in…An elevated maglev (magnetic levitation) train crashed on a test track in northern Germany, killing 23 people. It was travelling at 200km/h when it hit a maintenance vehicle, in the first ever fatal accident on a maglev train
12 years ago
22 Sep
2006
The F-14 Tomcat, made famous by the movie Top Gun, was officially retired by the U.S. military after 32 years in serviceThe F-14 Tomcat, made famous by the movie Top Gun, was officially retired by the U.S. military after 32 years in service
12 years ago
22 Sep
2003
Dutch foreign minister Jaap de Hoop Scheffer was appointed as the new head of NATO, succeeding Britain’s George RobertsonDutch foreign minister Jaap de Hoop Scheffer was appointed as the new head of NATO, succeeding Britain’s George Robertson
15 years ago
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22 Sep
2003
Scientists reported that the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island had broken up. It was the biggest ice shelf in the Arctic and had lasted for…Scientists reported that the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Canada’s Ellesmere Island had broken up. It was the biggest ice shelf in the Arctic and had lasted for 3,000 years
15 years ago
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22 Sep
2002
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder won a second term after narrowly defeating conservative Edmund Stoiber in Germany's general election. Schroeder's Social Democrats won 38.5 % of the…Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder won a second term after narrowly defeating conservative Edmund Stoiber in Germany's general election. Schroeder's Social Democrats won 38.5 % of the vote, but were helped by their allies, the Greens, who won 8.6%. The Christian Democrats also won 38.5%, but their allies, the Free Democrats, gained only 7.4%
16 years ago
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22 Sep
2000
As inventories of home heating oil declined significantly in the United States, President Clinton approved the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum…As inventories of home heating oil declined significantly in the United States, President Clinton approved the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; the move sparked a row between presidential hopefuls George W. Bush and Al Gore, with Bush accusing Gore of not addressing the problem of reconciling current supply with growing demand
18 years ago
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22 Sep
1999
Seeking to recover health care costs, the U.S. Justice Department sued five major American tobacco companies, charging that they had defrauded the public by misleading smokers…Seeking to recover health care costs, the U.S. Justice Department sued five major American tobacco companies, charging that they had defrauded the public by misleading smokers about the addictiveness and dangers of tobacco products
19 years ago
22 Sep
1999
Tickets for London's Millennium Dome went on sale, priced £20 each; the allocation for the opening day, January 1, 2000, sold out within hoursTickets for London's Millennium Dome went on sale, priced £20 each; the allocation for the opening day, January 1, 2000, sold out within hours
19 years ago
22 Sep
1999
Singer Diana Ross was arrested at London's Heathrow airport after reacting angrily to a security check; she was released with a caution after being held for five hoursSinger Diana Ross was arrested at London's Heathrow airport after reacting angrily to a security check; she was released with a caution after being held for five hours
19 years ago
22 Sep
1998
On her visit to Malaysia, Queen Elizabeth II broke with protocol to autograph a football for young Manchester Utd fans in Kuala LumpurOn her visit to Malaysia, Queen Elizabeth II broke with protocol to autograph a football for young Manchester Utd fans in Kuala Lumpur
20 years ago
22 Sep
1998
British Conservative MPs reacted angrily to news that the Queen's head would not appear on Euro banknotes if Britain joined the single currencyBritish Conservative MPs reacted angrily to news that the Queen's head would not appear on Euro banknotes if Britain joined the single currency
20 years ago
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22 Sep
1997
Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese soldier who refused to surrender at the end of World War Two and stayed in the jungles of Guam for 26 years, died. He became a national hero on his return…Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese soldier who refused to surrender at the end of World War Two and stayed in the jungles of Guam for 26 years, died. He became a national hero on his return to Japan in 1972
21 years ago
22 Sep
1996
Australian cancer victim Bob Dent became the first person in the world to commit legally assisted suicide, using a lethal injection under a voluntary euthanasia lawAustralian cancer victim Bob Dent became the first person in the world to commit legally assisted suicide, using a lethal injection under a voluntary euthanasia law
22 years ago
22 Sep
1995
O.J. Simpson told the jury in his civil trial that he would not testify in his own defenceO.J. Simpson told the jury in his civil trial that he would not testify in his own defence
23 years ago
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