31st December

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1999 Boris Yeltsin resigns Boris Yeltsin resigns as Russia's president and will be succeeded as acting president by prime minister Vladimir Putin
1964 Donald Campbell takes the water speed record. Donald Campbell has broken the world water speed record in his speedboat Bluebird with an average speed of 276.33 miles per hour.
1900 8th Marquess of Queensberry The 8th Marquess of Queensberry, the author of boxing's Queensberry Rules dies.
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