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Some 2,977 people died when a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and flew two of them into New York’s World Trade Center, and a third into the Pentagon, Washington DC.
A fourth plane came down in a field in Pennsylvania after a heroic passenger fightback.
48 years ago (1974): Ethopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie was ousted in a Marxist military coup ending a reign of 58 years only broken by a five-year period of exile in England from 1936-1941, when the country was occupied by Mussolini’s fascists.
He was assassinated a year later.
30 years ago (1992): Nasa launched Space Shuttle Endeavour marking the Shuttle’s 50th mission.
On board the flight were Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, who were the first married couple to travel to space.
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