Subtitled: And thats the way it was.
Soviets win space race: The Soviet Union has beaten the USA in the race to get the first man into space.
At just after 0700BST, Major Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was fired from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, Soviet central Asia, in the space craft Vostok (East). Major Gagarin orbited the Earth for 108 minutes travelling at more than 17,000 miles per hour (27,000 kilometres per hour) before landing at an undisclosed location. – 1961
US pulls out of Cambodia: The US has admitted defeat in Cambodia and removed its remaining embassy personnel from the capital, Phnom Penh.
Early this morning 276 people were airlifted from a football field near the embassy by a fleet of 30 helicopters. Those on the airlift included 159 Cambodians who had worked with the Americans. Foreign journalists who had been covering the civil war between the communist Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian government were also airlifted out of the country. – 1975