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Dwight D Eisenhower and Richard Nixon celebrate with their wives 1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote

Eisenhower is returned to the White House with the biggest share of votes for 100 years.

Tiede Herrema greets two of his sons after his release 1975: IRA kidnappers release industrialist
Dr Tiede Herrema, a Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA more than a month ago, is freed.

East German leader Egon Krenz 1989: Protests force out East German rulers
East German leader Egon Krenz prepares to choose a new government after mass resignations of Communist ministers.

1972: Nixon takes second term by landslide
President Richard Nixon wins an overwhelming victory in the US presidential elections for a second term in the White House.

2000: Hillary Clinton is first First Lady in Senate
Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of the president, makes history when she wins a New York Senate seat.

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Top Story 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary
Top Story 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower
Top Story 1956: Allied forces take control of Suez
Top Story 1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen
Top Story 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana
Top Story 1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists
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