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The crews shake hands as they dock 1995: US shuttle docks with Russian space station

American and Russian spacecrafts successfully dock in orbit for the first time in 20 years.

Television Centre 1960: BBC unveils TV 'factory'
The BBC's new Television Centre will be the "Hollywood" of the small screen, the corporation's director of TV announces.

Isabel Peron 1974: First female president for Argentina
Isabel Peron is sworn in as interim leader of the Argentine Republic after her husband falls ill.

Virgin Challenger II powerboat 1986: Branson beats Atlantic speed record
Millionaire Richard Branson smashes the world record for the fastest powerboat crossing of the Atlantic.

Princess Diana 2001: Diana fountain given go-ahead
The government announces a memorial in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be built in London's Hyde Park.

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