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July 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004American cyclist Lance Armstrong wins a record-breaking sixth consecutive Tour de France title.
 
2003Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at age 52. Braunn joined the band at age 16, and played on the band's monumental 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida .
 
2000An Air France Concorde crashes shortly after takeoff near Paris, killing all 109 people on board (four people on the ground were also killed).
 
1997Golf legend Ben Hogan dies in Ft. Worth, Texas, at age 85.
 
1994Jordan's King Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin sign a declaration ending the state of war between the two countries.
 
1985The world learns that actor Rock Hudson has AIDS.
 
1979Louise, the first "test tube baby", is born to Lesley and Gilbert Brown in England.
 
1965Folk singer Bob Dylan is booed off the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival for appearing on stage with an electric guitar.
 
195651 people die when the Italian cruise ship Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with another ship off the coast of New England.
 
1952Puerto Rico joins the US as a self-governing commonwealth.
 
1946The US explodes an atomic bomb underwater at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific.
 
1909Frenchman Louis Bleriot makes the first airplane flight across the English Channel.
 
1868The Wyoming Territory is created by an act of the US Congress.
 
1766Chief Pontiac and the Ottowa Indians make peace with the British.
 
1567  Caracas, Venezuela, is founded.
 
    44St. James the Greater, one of the 12 Apostles, dies.
 

Born today:

1967  Matt LeBlanc - actor (Friends)

1958  Thurston Moore - guitarist (Sonic Youth)

1955  Iman - model, wife of singer David Bowie

1954  Walter Payton - NFL running back

1951  Verdine White - bassist (Earth, Wind and Fire)

1943  Jim McCarty - drummer (Yardbirds)

1941  Nate Thurmond - basketball player

1941  Manny Charlton - guitarist (Nazareth)

1934  Don Ellis - trumpeter, bandleader

1924  Estelle Getty - actress

1907  Jack Gilford - actor

1894  Walter Brennan - actor (3-time Academy Award winner)

1844  Thomas Eakins - artist

1775  Anna Harrison - wife of 9th US president Benjamin Harrison

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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