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1994: Israel and Jordan make peace
At a ceremony in the desert witnessed by US President Clinton, Jordan and Israel sign a peace agreement ending 46 years of war.

1979: South Korean President killed
The President of South Korea, Park Chung Hee, is "accidentally" shot dead by the chief of his intelligence service, Kim Jea Kyu.

1956: Fighting spreads in Hungary revolution
The Hungarian Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, appeals for calm as demonstrators battle with Soviet troops.

2000: Ministers 'misled' public on BSE
The long awaited report into the spread of BSE or "mad cow disease" and its fatal human equivalent, vCJD, criticises officials, scientists and government ministers.

1951: Churchill wins general election
The Conservatives defeat Labour in the general election by a small majority making Winston Churchill prime minister for the second time.


Around this Day

23 October
Top Story: 1956: Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule

24 October
Top Story: 1945: United Nations Organisation is born

25 October
Top Story: 1983: US troops invade Grenada

27 October
Top Story: 1978: Gunman runs amok in West Midlands

28 October
Top Story: 1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

29 October
Top Story: 1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India


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