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1985: America welcomes Charles and Diana
The royal couple end their first day of a four-day visit to the States at a gala dinner in Washington hosted by President Reagan.

1960: Narrow victory for John F Kennedy
Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States.

1979: Paperboy's killers convicted
Four men are found guilty of killing paperboy Carl Bridgewater. Eighteen years later their convictions were quashed.

1989: Berliners celebrate the fall of the Wall
The Berlin Wall is dramatically breached after nearly three decades of keeping East and West Berliners apart.

1970: France mourns death of de Gaulle
One of the greatest figures in the history of France, General Charles de Gaulle, dies at his home of a heart attack.


Around this Day

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

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

11 November
Top Story: 2004: Veteran leader Yasser Arafat is dead

12 November
Top Story: 1982: Solidarity leader Walesa released


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