Millennium Dome last show
Visitors to the Millennium Dome watch the 999th and final performance of the spectacular Millennium show in the Dome's Central Arena in Greenwich, London on the last day before it closes. *...Among the 27, 000 who attended the last day was Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair and their three eldest children. With the doors due to shut for the last time at 6pm, the New Millennium Experience Company, which runs the London attraction, only allowed 27, 000 to come to Greenwich today, but with more than 60, 000 people attending the Dome's final weekend, the year-long visitor figure reached around the 6.5 million mark.
Motor Sport - Carroll Shelby - Bonneville Speedway Record Attempt - BMC Car Works, Berkshire
American racing driver Carroll Shelby fits into a specially built Austin Healey which he will drive in a record attempt on Bonneville Salt Flats in September. He was at the British Motor Corporation sports car works at Abingdon, Berkshire, for 'fittings'. Shelby, along with co-drivers TH Wisdom and Ed Leavens, will attempt an endurance trial to achieve more than two miles a minute for twelve consecutive hours
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Disasters and Accidents - York Minster Fire - 1984
Firemen survey the fire damage to the South Transept of York Minster. The South Transept was seriously damaged, but after fighting the blaze for more than three hours firemen saved the rest of the cathedral, including the central tower.*9TH JULY : On this day in 1984 the 13th Century South Transept of York Minster was destroyed by fire.