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Chris Bonington and Doug Scott above Camp 5 at 27,000 feet (8,230 m) 1975: First Britons conquer Everest

Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.

Iraqi soldiers hiding beside road attacking Iranian troops 1980: Iraq bombs Iran as hostilities increase
Iraqi planes bomb and set on fire Iran's Kharg Island crude oil export terminal.

Ian Smith 1976: White rule in Rhodesia to end
The Rhodesian Government agrees to introduce black majority rule to the country within two years.

David Mellor 1992: Mellor resigns over sex scandal
David Mellor resigns as heritage minister, blaming his departure on a constant barrage of hostile stories in the tabloid press.

Johnson finishing ahead of rivals Lewis and Christie (AP) 1988: Gold for Johnson in 100m sprint
Ben Johnson wins the 100m gold at the Seoul Olympics and reaffirms his position as the world's fastest man.

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Top Story 1998: Clinton's Grand Jury testimony released
Top Story 1980: War breaks out between Iran and Iraq
Top Story 2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold
Top Story 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis
Top Story 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem
Top Story 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls
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