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1963: Kennedy shot dead in Dallas
The president of the United States has been assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas.

1995: Life sentence for Rosemary West
Britain's most prolific female serial killer, Rosemary West, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 10 young women and girls.

1990: Thatcher quits as prime minister
Margaret Thatcher is to stand down as prime minister after her cabinet refuses to back her in a second round of leadership elections.

2003: England win Rugby World Cup
England's rugby team win the World Cup, beating Australia 20-17 in a nailbiting final in Sydney.

1997: Michael Hutchence found dead in hotel
The lead singer of Australian rock band INXS and partner of British television star Paula Yates, is found dead in Sydney.

1971: Six dead in Scottish mountain tragedy
Five teenagers and their female instructor die in one of Scotland's worst mountaineering accidents.

2005: Merkel becomes German chancellor
Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democrats, is sworn in as Germany's first woman chancellor.


Around this Day

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

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

21 November
Top Story: 1974: Birmingham pub blasts kill 19

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

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

25 November
Top Story: 1963: John F Kennedy is laid to rest


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