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2004: George W Bush wins second term
George W Bush is elected president of the United States for the second time, beating his Democratic rival by a comfortable margin.

1957: Russians launch dog into space
The Soviet Union sends the first ever living creature into the cosmos aboard Sputnik II.

1975: North Sea oil begins to flow
The Queen has formally begun the operation of the UK's first oil pipeline at a 500,000 ceremony in Scotland.

1964: Election triumph for Lyndon B Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson, who took over after President Kennedy's assassination, wins the White House race.

1985: Agents plead guilty in Rainbow Warrior trial
Two French secret service agents change pleas to guilty over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.

1997: Angry truckers blockade French ports
Thousands of lorries are at a standstill in France as striking drivers form roadblocks around the country.


Around this Day

31 October
Top Story: 1984: Indian prime minister shot dead

1 November
Top Story: 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon

2 November
Top Story: 1986: US hostage freed in Beirut

4 November
Top Story: 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary

5 November
Top Story: 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower

6 November
Top Story: 1956: Allied forces take control of Suez


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