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1956: Allied forces take control of Suez
British and French troops protecting allied interests in the Suez Canal battle with Egyptian soldiers in the Canal Zone.

1996: 'Comeback Kid' wins second term
Democratic President Bill Clinton crushes Bob Dole but Republicans retain control of both Houses.

1999: Australia rejects republic
Australians reject a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic.

1968: Nixon wins close contest for president
Richard Nixon finally emerges as the next president of the US narrowly beating Hubert Humphrey.

1986: Oil workers die in helicopter crash
A Chinook helicopter carrying oil rig workers plunges into the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.


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

4 November
Top Story: 1956: Soviet troops overrun Hungary

5 November
Top Story: 1952: Landslide victory for Eisenhower

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

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

9 November
Top Story: 1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana


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