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19 Nov
2017
Czech tennis player Jana Novotna died from cancer at the age of 49. She won Wimbledon in 1998, plus 12 Grand Slam doubles and four mixed doubles titles, and three Olympic medalsCzech tennis player Jana Novotna died from cancer at the age of 49. She won Wimbledon in 1998, plus 12 Grand Slam doubles and four mixed doubles titles, and three Olympic medals
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19 Nov
2017
Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, died at age 83 after four decades in jail. The victims included actress…Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, died at age 83 after four decades in jail. The victims included actress Sharon Tate, the heavily pregnant wife of Roman Polanski
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19 Nov
2014
Director Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his 1967 film The Graduate, died aged 83. Working with a host of Hollywood’s finest actors, he also won a Grammy, four Emmys and nine…Director Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his 1967 film The Graduate, died aged 83. Working with a host of Hollywood’s finest actors, he also won a Grammy, four Emmys and nine Tonys, making him one of only 12 people to win all four major U.S. entertainment awards
4 years ago
19 Nov
2014
The northern U.S. and Canada experienced a severe blast of Arctic weather, with parts of New York state seeing the worst snowfall for 40 yearsThe northern U.S. and Canada experienced a severe blast of Arctic weather, with parts of New York state seeing the worst snowfall for 40 years
4 years ago
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19 Nov
2013
British biochemist Frederick Sanger, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice, died aged 95. His work on the structure of the protein, insulin, led to his…British biochemist Frederick Sanger, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice, died aged 95. His work on the structure of the protein, insulin, led to his 1958 award, while later research into the base sequences of nucleic acids saw him share the 1980 prize
5 years ago
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19 Nov
2013
A U.S. Senate hearing on the “risks, threats and promises” of virtual currencies boosted the price of Bitcoin to over $770. The experimental currency had risen by more than…A U.S. Senate hearing on the “risks, threats and promises” of virtual currencies boosted the price of Bitcoin to over $770. The experimental currency had risen by more than 5,700 percent in value since the start of the year
5 years ago
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19 Nov
2011
South African-born English cricketer Basil D’Oliveira died at the age of 80. He was best known for the “D’Oliveira affair” in 1968, when the South African government…South African-born English cricketer Basil D’Oliveira died at the age of 80. He was best known for the “D’Oliveira affair” in 1968, when the South African government objected to his inclusion in the England touring squad because of his colour. The incident marked the start of South Africa’s sporting isolation during the apartheid era
7 years ago
19 Nov
2011
Muammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, before the rebellion considered as the reformist face of the Libyan government, was capturedMuammar Gaddafi’s fugitive son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, before the rebellion considered as the reformist face of the Libyan government, was captured
7 years ago
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19 Nov
2009
The European Union appointed low-profile Belgian premier Herman van Rompuy to be the first permanent European Council President, solving the perennial U.S. dilemma of “who to…The European Union appointed low-profile Belgian premier Herman van Rompuy to be the first permanent European Council President, solving the perennial U.S. dilemma of “who to call when you want to speak to Europe”. The other top job created by the Lisbon Treaty, foreign affairs supremo, went to the EU Trade Commissioner, Baroness Catherine Ashton from the UK. Both were seen as consensual politicians with limited foreign policy experience, but received unanimous backing from all 27 EU leaders
9 years ago
19 Nov
2008
A report in The Lancet revealed that surgeons in Spain had carried out the world’s first whole organ transplant, using a trachea made with the patient’s own stem cellsA report in The Lancet revealed that surgeons in Spain had carried out the world’s first whole organ transplant, using a trachea made with the patient’s own stem cells
10 years ago
19 Nov
2008
The International Monetary Fund approved a $2.1 billion rescue package for Iceland in the wake of its financial crisisThe International Monetary Fund approved a $2.1 billion rescue package for Iceland in the wake of its financial crisis
10 years ago
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19 Nov
2008
John Key was officially sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. The 47-year-old multi-millionaire former investment banker, who entered parliament in 2002, was one of New…John Key was officially sworn in as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. The 47-year-old multi-millionaire former investment banker, who entered parliament in 2002, was one of New Zealand’s youngest and politically least experienced prime ministers
10 years ago
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19 Nov
2007
As many as 10,000 people were killed and seven million lives were left devastated after Cyclone Sidr swept through Bangladesh. Almost 3,500 people were confirmed dead, while a…As many as 10,000 people were killed and seven million lives were left devastated after Cyclone Sidr swept through Bangladesh. Almost 3,500 people were confirmed dead, while a further 3,000 fishermen were reported missing on over 500 fishing boats in the bay of Bengal
11 years ago
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19 Nov
2006
At the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), in Hanoi, U.S. President Bush lobbied unsuccessfully for tougher action against North Korea following its first…At the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), in Hanoi, U.S. President Bush lobbied unsuccessfully for tougher action against North Korea following its first underground nuclear weapon test on October 9. APEC members did, however, call on North Korea to end its nuclear weapons programme. While in Hanoi, U.S. and Russian representatives signed a bilateral agreement clearing the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization
12 years ago
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19 Nov
2005
Prince Albert II formally assumed the throne of Monaco during a day of festivities to mark the final phase of his ascension to the throne of the principality’s 700-year-old…Prince Albert II formally assumed the throne of Monaco during a day of festivities to mark the final phase of his ascension to the throne of the principality’s 700-year-old dynasty
13 years ago
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19 Nov
2003
An arrest warrant was issued for pop star Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation. The warrant concerned an alleged violation of a code prohibiting lewd acts with a child…An arrest warrant was issued for pop star Michael Jackson on charges of child molestation. The warrant concerned an alleged violation of a code prohibiting lewd acts with a child under the age of 14
15 years ago
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19 Nov
2002
A stricken oil tanker, the Bahamian-registered Prestige, finally broke apart and sank off the north-west coast of Spain after leaking much of its cargo of 70,000 tonnes of heavy…A stricken oil tanker, the Bahamian-registered Prestige, finally broke apart and sank off the north-west coast of Spain after leaking much of its cargo of 70,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil for six days
16 years ago
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19 Nov
2001
Muslim rebels launched attacks on army units in the southern Philippines, reneging on a 1996 peace deal with the government. The regional army commander said four soldiers and 51…Muslim rebels launched attacks on army units in the southern Philippines, reneging on a 1996 peace deal with the government. The regional army commander said four soldiers and 51 rebels were killed in the attacks on the island of Jolo, which were intended to prevent forthcoming elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao
17 years ago
19 Nov
1999
Mass demonstrations against U.S. foreign policy, including the bombing of Kosovo, broke out in Athens, Greece, during a vist to the country by President ClintonMass demonstrations against U.S. foreign policy, including the bombing of Kosovo, broke out in Athens, Greece, during a vist to the country by President Clinton
19 years ago
19 Nov
1999
The People’s Republic of China launched its first Shenzhou spacecraft, developed to support its manned spaceflight programme. Its name means “Divine Craft”The People’s Republic of China launched its first Shenzhou spacecraft, developed to support its manned spaceflight programme. Its name means “Divine Craft”
19 years ago
19 Nov
1998
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr pressed his case for President Clinton's impeachment in 12 hours of testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary CommitteeIndependent counsel Kenneth Starr pressed his case for President Clinton's impeachment in 12 hours of testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee
20 years ago
19 Nov
1997
Hollywood rumours suggested the late Princess Diana had been considering a role in a film about bodyguards starring Kevin CostnerHollywood rumours suggested the late Princess Diana had been considering a role in a film about bodyguards starring Kevin Costner
21 years ago
19 Nov
1997
Britain’s senior legal figure, Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine, faced criticism over the refurbishment costs of his official residence, in excess of £300,000Britain’s senior legal figure, Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine, faced criticism over the refurbishment costs of his official residence, in excess of £300,000
21 years ago
19 Nov
1997
The world’s first surviving set of septuplets were born to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey in Des Moines, IowaThe world’s first surviving set of septuplets were born to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa
21 years ago
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