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2000: Concorde crash kills 113
Concorde crashes minutes after take-off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris killing 113 people.

1978: First 'test tube baby' born
The birth of the world's first "test tube baby" is announced in Manchester, England.

1943: Italian dictator Mussolini quits
The Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, steps down as head of the armed forces and the government.

1993: Failed Bosnian ceasefire threatens peace
The latest UN ceasefire in Bosnia is broken with shelling from both sides in Sarajevo.

1992: World unites at Barcelona Olympics
The Olympic Games opens in Barcelona with all countries present for the first time in modern history.

1969: Kennedy pleads guilty over car crash
Senator Edward Kennedy's political career is in doubt after he pleads guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash.

1989: Diana opens Landmark Aids Centre
The Princess of Wales opens a new Aids centre in south-east London.

1978: Motability gets moving in the UK
A new scheme providing cars for disabled people is launched in Earl's Court, London.


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Top Story: 1974: Greek military rule gives in to democracy

24 July
Top Story: 1974: Nixon 'must hand over Watergate tapes'

26 July
Top Story: 1956: Egypt seizes Suez Canal

27 July
Top Story: 1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics

28 July
Top Story: 1976: Chinese earthquake kills hundreds of thousands


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