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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.

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

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

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.

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.


Around this Day

28 December
Top Story: 1980: Green light for breakfast television

29 December
Top Story: 1998: Six die as huge waves smash into yachts

30 December
Top Story: 1994: Gunman kills two women at abortion clinic

1 January
Top Story: 1995: Serial killer West found hanged

2 January
Top Story: 1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster

3 January
Top Story: 1980: Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion


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