Donald Campbell : 1966
MARCH 8: On this day in 2001, divers raised the wreck of Donald Campbell's boat, Bluebird (pictured here in 1966) from the bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria. Campbell, 46, died in 1967 as he attempted to break the world water speed record. 1966: Donald Campbell's jet hydroplane Bluebird at speed on Coniston Water in the English Lake District.
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England v West Germany - 1966 World Cup Final - Wembley Stadium
England celebrate winning the Jules Rimet trophy after their 4-2 victory: (back row, l-r) Peter Bonetti (wearing tie), George Eastham, trainer Harold Shepherdson, Jack Charlton, Gordon Banks, Terry Paine (background), Roger Hunt, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, George Cohen, Bobby Charlton; (front row, l-r) Nobby Stiles, Alan Ball, Martin Peters, Ray Wilson
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Enoch Powell on London street
Striding out near his London home in South Eaton Place is Mr Enoch Powell, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South-West, whose controversial speech on race relations in Birmingham has led to his dismissal from Mr Edward Heath's Shadow Cabinet. * A statement from Mr Heath said that he told Mr Powell that he considered the speech "racialist in tone and liable to exacerbate racial tensions..." 31/12/98 Personal papers belonging to Prime Minister Harold Wilson show officials were worried about public unrest surrounding the decision by Attorney General Elwyn Jones not to pursue the maverick Tory defence spokesman for inciting racial hatred in April, 1968. Downing Street was anxious to "play it cool" over the announcement that Enoch Powell was to escape prosecution for his notorious River of Blood speech, it emerged in papers released by the Public Records Office under the 30 year rule.