3rd November

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2004 Hamid Karzai becomes president Hamid Karzai is elected president in Afghanistan's first presidential election.
2004 George W Bush wins a second term George W Bush is elected president for a second term.
1986 Lebanese magazine accuse US of selling arms to Iran Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa reports that the United States has secretly been selling arms to Iran in an attempt to secure the release of seven American hostages.
1985 Two French agents plead guilty Two French secret service agents change their pleas to guilty of the bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior.
1978 Dominica gains independence Dominica gains its indepence from Britain.
1975 North Sea oil begins to flow Queen Elizabeth II formally opens the first oil pipeline from the North Sea to the UK mainland.
1970 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president Salvador Allende is inaugurated as president.
1957 Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 The Soviet Union launches a second satellite, Sputnik 2, a dog on board, Laika, survives for several days but dies when the batteries on the life support system run down.
1903 Panama declares independence Panama declares its indepencence from Columbia.
1896 William McKinley elected president William McKinley defeats William Bryan for the American presidency

 

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