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1956: Eisenhower re-elected with record vote
Eisenhower is returned to the White House with the biggest share of votes for 100 years.

1975: IRA kidnappers release industrialist
Dr Tiede Herrema, a Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA more than a month ago, is freed.

1989: Protests force out East German rulers
East German leader Egon Krenz prepares to choose a new government after mass resignations of Communist ministers.

1972: Nixon takes second term by landslide
President Richard Nixon wins an overwhelming victory in the US presidential elections for a second term in the White House.

2000: Hillary Clinton is first First Lady in Senate
Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of the president, makes history when she wins a New York Senate seat.


Around this Day

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

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

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

10 November
Top Story: 1995: Nigeria hangs human rights activists


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