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24 years since Clintons testimony in Monica Lewinsky affair

Sep 21, 2022

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Clinton faced impeachment proceedings over the scandal but refused to resign. He was eventually acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice but his reputation never recovered.

88 years ago (1934)

An explosion and underground fire at Gresford Colliery, near Wrexham, North Wales killed 266 miners.

A subsequent inquiry into the cause of the blast found failures in safety procedures and poor management were contributory factors.

It remains one of Britain’s worst mining disasters.

42 years ago (1980)

War broke out between Iran and Iraq following three weeks of border clashes.

The conflict erupted after Iraq flouted a 1975 border agreement with its neighbour over sovereignty of the Shatt al-Arab waterway which formed a vital supply line for oil to the West.

The war lasted eight years and claimed 1.5million lives.

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