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1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower
General Dwight D Eisenhower sweeps to victory in the American presidential elections with the largest number of popular votes ever recorded for a presidential candidate.

1991: Publisher Robert Maxwell dies at sea
The body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell, is found in the sea off the coast of Tenerife.

1967: Forty die in Hither Green rail crash
At least 40 people are killed and 80 hurt after a train derails in south-east London.

1984: Sandinistas claim election victory
Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista Front claims a decisive victory in the country's first elections since the revolution five years ago.

1978: Iran's PM steps down amid riots
Iran's Prime Minister Jaffer Sharif-Emami resigns after two days of virtual mob rule.


Around this Day

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

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

4 November
Top Story: 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary

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

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

8 November
Top Story: 1987: Bomb kills 11 at Enniskillen


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