Today In History:

1983: US troops invade Grenada
American forces seize control of the Caribbean island of Grenada less than a week after a left-wing coup in which the prime minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed. (more)

1964: President Kaunda takes power in Zambia
Zambia is the ninth African state to gain independence from the British crown. (more)

1984: Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia
The EEC is donating £1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia. (more)

1976: Queen opens National Theatre in London
The Queen has officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays. (more)

2001: Crime rates lowest for 20 years
British Crime Survey reveals the chances of being a victim of crime are lowest for 20 years. (more)

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