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1963: Kennedy 'assassin' murdered
Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of murdering President Kennedy, is himself shot dead in a Dallas police station.

1985: Commandoes storm hijacked plane
The hijacking of an EgyptAir passenger jet ends in violence and further bloodshed after the plane is stormed by Egyptian commandoes.

1991: Giant of rock dies
Freddie Mercury dies aged 45, just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.

1989: New era for Czechoslovakia
The entire leadership of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia resigns to make way for democratic changes.

1974: Six charged over Birmingham pub bombs
Police charge six men in connection with the Birmingham pub bombings three days ago.

1998: Queen's speech spells end for peers
Under new proposals hereditary peers will lose their right to sit and vote in the UK Parliament's upper chamber.

2005: Pubs open 24 hours
Round-the-clock drinking in England and Wales is now a reality as new licensing laws come in force.


Around this Day

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

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

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

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

26 November
Top Story: 1983: 25m gold heist at Heathrow

27 November
Top Story: 1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead


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