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1975: TV presenter Ross McWhirter shot dead
The BBC TV presenter and co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records is killed outside his home.

1967: De Gaulle says 'non' to Britain - again
The French President, Charles de Gaulle, says he will veto Britain's application to join the Common Market for a second time.

2000: Schoolboy Damilola Taylor dies in stabbing
A 10-year-old schoolboy dies after being stabbed in the leg by a gang of hooded attackers near his home.

1990: Tories choose Major for Number 10
John Major wins the Conservatives' leadership elections, becoming Britain's new prime minister.

1961: RAF flies aid to flood-stricken Somalia
The Royal Air Force begins airlifts of supplies to the desperate flood victims in Somalia.

1985: Kinnock moves against Militant
The Liverpool district Labour Party is suspended by its national leadership after allegations that the socialist group Militant Tendency is operating within it.


Around this Day

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

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

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

28 November
Top Story: 1990: Tearful farewell from Iron Lady

29 November
Top Story: 1963: Canadian air disaster kills 118

30 November
Top Story: 1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland


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