Monday, July 24, 2006

Another Birthday

Apart from sharing my Birthday, July 25th, with Iman ( David Bowie's wife) amd Matt LeBlanc, the famous spy Mata Hari was shot on this day in 1917. There's more

The world's first test tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, is born at Oldham General Hospital in the north of England.
In London, the Buckingham Palace Art Gallery officially opens to the public.
A Hovercraft - the SRN 1 - makes its first English Channel crossing from Dover to Calais in a little over two hours.
The United States detonates an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
World War II: The Germans first use a jet fighter - the Messerschmitt 262 - in aerial combat.
World War II: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is forced to resign.
World War I: Dutch spy Margarethe Zelle - known as exotic dancer Mata Hari - is sentenced to death.
French aviator Louis Bleriot becomes first man to fly across Channel from a field near Calais to Northfall Meadow near Dover Castle, England.
In England, Sir Robert Baden-Powell begins an experimental camp on Brownsea Island near Poole to test the feasibility of Scouting. Four days later he forms then Boy Scout organisation.
English inventor George Stephenson demonstrates the first steam engine.
James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England.

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