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Hungarians 'freedom fighters' take over a Soviet tank in October 1956 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary

Soviet troops pour into the city in a massive dawn offensive in repsonse to a national uprising led by Prime Minister Imre Nagy.


Yitzhak Rabin 1995: Israeli PM shot dead
The Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran
Militant Islamic students in Iran storm the US embassy in Tehran taking 90 people hostage.

Ronald Reagan waving to crowd 1980: Reagan beats Carter in landslide
Former Hollywood actor and Republican Ronald Reagan wins the US presidential elections by a huge majority.

Judith Ward 1974: M62 bomber jailed for life
Judith Ward is convicted of an army coach bombing in which 12 people died.
Her conviction was quashed 18 years later.

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Top Story 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon
Top Story 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut
Top Story 2004: George W Bush wins second term
Top Story 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower
Top Story 1956: Allied forces take control of Suez
Top Story 1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote
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