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Bluebird leaving the water 1967: Campbell killed during record attempt

Donald Campbell dies while attempting to break his own water speed record in his jet-powered boat, Bluebird K7


Refugees and belongings piled on army truck 1951: Communist forces to re-take Seoul
Chinese and North Korean troops are close to recapturing the South Korean capital of Seoul for the second time since the war began last year.

Phil Lynot 1986: Thin Lizzy star dies
Phil Lynott, the former frontman of rock group Thin Lizzy, dies 11 days after collapsing from a drink and drug binge.

Edmund Hillary 1958: Explorer Hillary arrives at South Pole
Sir Edmund Hillary arrives at the South Pole - the first explorer to do so since Captain Scott in 1912.

Baby 1985: Inquiry over 'baby-for-cash' deal
Scotland Yard is investigating a surrogate mother in London following reports she is to receive 6,500 for her baby from a childless couple.

2000: First British women reach South Pole
The first British women to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole arrive safely, more than two months after starting their record-breaking journey.
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