27th November

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2000 Damilola Taylor stabbed to death Ten year old schoolboy, Damilola Taylor dies from a stab wound in the leg.
1990 Margaret Thatcher resigns Margaret Thatcher resigns as it becomes clear that she cannot defeat her chief rival for the Conservative Party leadership, Michael Heseltine. John Major succedes her as leader, having been elected by the Conservative Party caucus
1975 Ross McWhirter shot dead Ross McWhirter joint founder of the Guinness Book of Records is killed outside his home.
1967 France vetoes Britains membership of the Common Market The French president, Charles de Gaulle, vetoes Britain's application to join the Common Market (predecessor of the EC)

 

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On This Day - 27th November