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Bluebird during the record-breaking attempt 1964: Campbell speeds to double record

Donald Campbell breaks the world water speed record, the only man to break both land and water speed records in the same year.


Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin 1999: Putin takes over as Yeltsin resigns
Boris Yeltsin has resigned as Russian president and says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will take over immediately.

Herald of Free Enterprise 1987: Zeebrugge heroes honoured
People who displayed heroism during the Zeebrugge ferry disaster are recognised in the New Year's Honours List.

Winston Churchill 1951: Churchill sets sail for talks with Truman
The British Prime Minister sets off on his trip to America aboard the Queen Mary after more than 24 hours delay.

Fireworks over Canary wharf with Millennium Dome to right of pic 1999: UK prepares to celebrate millennium
Britain gears up to join a global party with a spectacular array of revelries to welcome in the third millennium.

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