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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 25 - This Day in History

July 25 : General Interest
1978: World's first "test tube baby" born

On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The healthy baby was delivered shortly before midnight by... read more

American Revolution
1780 : General Gates takes command of the southern arm

1941 : Henry Ford writes fan letter to Mahatma Gandhi

Civil War
1861 : Congress passes Crittenden-Johnson Resolution

Cold War
1969 : The Nixon Doctrine is announced

1853 : Head of frontier bandit placed on display

1988 : A young man turns the death of his parents into a game

2000 : Concorde jet crashes

General Interest
1832 : The first railroad accident

1898 : Puerto Rico invaded

1956 : Ships collide off Nantucket

1965 : Dylan appears at Newport Folk Fest

1985 : Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS

1897 : Jack London sails for the Klondike

1965 : Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival

Old West
1853 : California Rangers kill Joaquin Murrieta

1945 : Truman drops hint to Stalin about a terrible new weapon

1992 : Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona

Vietnam War
1964 : Joint Chiefs propose air strikes

1969 : Nixon announces new doctrine

World War I
1917 : Mata Hari sentenced to die

World War II
1943 : Mussolini falls from power
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