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The 4 November also marks the 40th Anniversary of the beginning of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days, after a group of Iranian college students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. https://ift.tt/36ANuOT

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The 2 November marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the first section of the M1 Motorway in the UK. It was the first inter-urban motorway to be completed in the country. Take a look back at its opening with this archive collection. https://ift.tt/2Anttxu

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With an election to be held in the UK on 12 December, take a look back at 1924, the last time a December election took place. It produced a hung Parliament, with Ramsay MacDonald forming the first Labour government, with the support of the Liberal Party. https://ift.tt/2MWDMPc

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On 29 October 1956, Israeli forces invaded Egypt, beginning the
Suez Crisis. Britain deployed paratroopers on 5 November, however it emerged that the invasion had been pre-planned so that Britain could retake the canal, which Egypt had nationalised. https://ift.tt/2Rb1WVz

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On 28 October 1922, Benito Mussolini and 30,000 Italian Blackshirts staged a march on Rome, demanding rule in Italy. The next day, Mussolini was invited to form a government, and was sworn in as President of Italy on 31 October 1922. https://ift.tt/2AntrWo

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The 28 October marks the 100th Anniversary of the Volstead Act becoming law, enforcing the 18th Amendment, which banned the production, importation, transport and sale of alcoholic drinks in America. https://ift.tt/2Rb1VRv

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On 27 October 1904, the first underground New York Subway line was opened. The Subway is the busiest rapid transit rail system in the Western Hemisphere and the Western World, delivering over 1.72 billion rides in 2017. Take a look back at its history here https://ift.tt/2Antqli