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1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists
The writer and human rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, is executed in Nigeria despite worldwide pleas for clemency.

1997: British au pair freed after appeal
A British child-minder is freed from jail in the United States after her conviction for murdering a baby is reduced to manslaughter.

1980: Michael Foot is new Labour leader
Outspoken left-wing MP Michael Foot defeats Denis Healey in a shock result to the Labour leadership contest.

1982: Brezhnev rumours sweep Moscow
Speculation is growing that Leonid Brezhnev, who has ruled the Soviet Union for the past two decades, has died.

1960: Lady Chatterley's Lover sold out
Penguin's first run of the DH Lawrence's sexually explicit novel banned for more than 30 years sells out.


Around this Day

7 November
Top Story: 1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote

8 November
Top Story: 1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen

9 November
Top Story: 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana

11 November
Top Story: 2004: Veteran leader Yasser Arafat is dead

12 November
Top Story: 1982: Solidarity leader Walesa released

13 November
Top Story: 1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia


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