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1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary
Soviet troops pour into the city in a massive dawn offensive in repsonse to a national uprising led by Prime Minister Imre Nagy.

1995: Israeli PM shot dead
The Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.

1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran
Militant Islamic students in Iran storm the US embassy in Tehran taking 90 people hostage.

1980: Reagan beats Carter in landslide
Former Hollywood actor and Republican Ronald Reagan wins the US presidential elections by a huge majority.

1974: M62 bomber jailed for life
Judith Ward is convicted of an army coach bombing in which 12 people died.
Her conviction was quashed 18 years later.


Around this Day

1 November
Top Story: 1966: Viet Cong bombs Saigon

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

3 November
Top Story: 2004: George W Bush wins second term

5 November
Top Story: 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower

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

7 November
Top Story: 1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote


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