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1996: Bomb rocks Atlanta Olympics
A bomb explodes in Atlanta, Georgia, the city hosting this year's Olympic Games leaving two people dead and many more injured.

1965: Heath is new Tory leader
Shadow Chancellor Edward Heath beats off his rivals in the Conservative leadership contest.

1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack
Mercenary leader Colonel 'Mad Mike' Hoare is found guilty of hijacking a plane to escape from a failed coup in the Seychelles.

2003: Comic legend Bob Hope dies
American icon and legendary comedian Bob Hope dies just two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.

2000: Labour publishes plans to revolutionise NHS
The Labour Government announces the most radical re-organisation of the NHS since it was founded in 1948.

1978: Transatlantic balloonists in trouble
Two British balloonists battling to be the first to cross the Atlantic are in difficulties half way across the ocean.


Around this Day

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

25 July
Top Story: 2000: Concorde crash kills 113

26 July
Top Story: 1956: Egypt seizes Suez Canal

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

29 July
Top Story: 1981: Charles and Diana marry

30 July
Top Story: 1986: Parents appeal for missing agent


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