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Events on this Day – 20 September

1954

The Mazengarb inquiry into ‘juvenile delinquency’ blamed the perceived promiscuity of the nation’s youth on working mothers, the ready availability of contraceptives, and young women enticing men to have sex.

1999
New Zealand troops arrived at Komoro airfield in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste (East Timor), as part of the Interfet mission to stabilise the province.