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1974: Birmingham pub blasts kill 19
Two bombs explode in central Birmingham pubs, killing 19 and injuring over 180.

1995: Balkan leaders agree to peace
The United States brokers a peace settlement for Bosnia Herzegovina in Dayton, to be enforced by 60,000 Nato troops.

1979: Mob destroys US embassy in Pakistan
A mob in the Pakistani capital Islamabad burns the US Embassy to the ground in a five-hour attack in which a US marine is killed.

1967: Foot-and-mouth slaughter rate soars
The number of animals slaughtered in the latest epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease reaches a record high of 134,000.

1985: Superpowers aim for 'safer world'
The Geneva summit between the US and the Soviet Union ends in optimism but with no agreement on the "Star Wars" space defence system.


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18 November
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19 November
Top Story: 1977: Egyptian leader's Israel trip makes history

20 November
Top Story: 1945: Nuremberg trial of Nazis begins

22 November
Top Story: 1963: Kennedy shot dead in Dallas

23 November
Top Story: 1996: Hijacked jet crashes into sea

24 November
Top Story: 1963: Kennedy 'assassin' murdered


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