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Events on this Day – 20 September


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.

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.