25th July

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2000 Concorde crashes Concorde crashes shortly after taking off from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. 113 people are killed.
1992 The Olympics open in Barcelona The Olympics open in Barcelona with all countries represented for the first time in modern history.
1978 First test tube baby born The first baby, Louise Joy Brown, conceived by In-vitro Fertilisation is born in Oldham, United Kingdom.
1969 Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene. Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following his car crashing into the river near Chappaquiddick Island.
1956 Egypt siezes the Suez Canal Gamal Abdal Nasser announces that Egypt has nationalised the Suez Canal to provide funding for the Aswan High Dam.
1946 First underwater Atomic Bomb test The United States explodes an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test.
1943 Benito Mussolini steps down Benito Mussolini is forced to resign as leader of Italy.
1917 Mata Hari sentenced to death Mata Hari is sentenced to death in France for spying on Germany's behalf.
1909 Louis Bleriot crosses the channel by plane Louis Bleriot lands near Dover Castle in England having become the first man to cross the English Channel by plane.
1907 First Steam Engine demonstrated English inventor George Stephenson demonstrates the first steam engine.
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