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Dwight D Eisenhower 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower

General Dwight D Eisenhower sweeps to victory in the American presidential elections with the largest number of popular votes ever recorded for a presidential candidate.

Robert Maxwell with his wife Elizabeth 1991: Publisher Robert Maxwell dies at sea
The body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell, is found in the sea off the coast of Tenerife.

Aftermath of Hither Green rail crash 1967: Forty die in Hither Green rail crash
At least 40 people are killed and 80 hurt after a train derails in south-east London.

President Daniel Ortega 1984: Sandinistas claim election victory
Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista Front claims a decisive victory in the country's first elections since the revolution five years ago.

Fires burn during riots in Tehran 1978: Iran's PM steps down amid riots
Iran's Prime Minister Jaffer Sharif-Emami resigns after two days of virtual mob rule.

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