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1995: Clinton kindles hope in Northern Ireland
Bill Clinton, the first serving US president to visit Northern Ireland, gets a rapturous welcome by both Catholics and Protestants.

1994: Blazing liner abandoned off east Africa
Almost 1,000 people are forced to abandon the Achille Lauro in the Indian Ocean after it catches fire.

1982: Animal activists bomb Downing Street
A letter bomb explodes inside the British Prime Minister's London residence injuring a member of staff.

1968: Shops told to stop conning customers
Shopkeepers will face prosecution under a new trade law if they do not tell the truth about the goods they are selling from now on.

1954: Winston Churchill turns 80
The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, celebrates his 80th birthday in a day of ceremonies and tributes to his remarkable career.

1999: T-bone steaks on sale by Christmas
The ban on beef on the bone is to be lifted next month, with T-bone steaks and ribs of beef back on sale for the first tmie in two years.


Around this Day

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

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

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

1 December
Top Story: 1955: Black woman challenges race law

2 December
Top Story: 1977: South African police cleared of Biko death

3 December
Top Story: 1984: Hundreds die in Bhopal chemical accident


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