4th November

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1995 Yitzhak Rabin assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is shot dead as he leaves a "Peace Yes Violence No" rally called to counter a rising tide of Israeli resentment at concessions to the Palestinians over self rule.
1993 Jean Chretien becomes Prime Minister Jean Chretien becomes Prime Minister of Canada.
1992 Bill Clinton elected President Bill Clinton is elected as the 42nd US President having received 43% of the vote. George H Bush received 38% and Ross Perot received 19%
1980 Ronald Reagan elected president Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter by a large margin to become president.
1979 Iranian students sieze American embassy A group of 500 Iranian students siezes the American embassy in Tehran and take embassy staff hostage.
1974 Judith Ward convicted Judith Ward is convicted of the bombing of an army coach in which 12 people died.
1956 Soviet troops overrun Hungary Soviet troops and tanks enter Budapest in response to the national uprising led by Prime Minister Imre Nagy
1948 Thomas Stearns Eliot awarded Nobel Prize for Literature Thomas Stearns Eliot is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
1922 Tomb of Tutankhamen discovered British explorer Howard Carter discovers the steps of the Tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
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