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July 25 in History

Update: July, 25/2012 - 10:43

 

1798

Napoleon Bonaparte enters Cairo with his French troops.

1943

Benito Mussolini is forced to resign as prime minister of Italy during World War II.

1952

Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

1957

Tunisia becomes independent from France with Habib Bourgiba as president.

1960

Death of Vietnamese writer Nguyen Huy Tuong (born 1912). His better known works include Vu Nhu To in 1941; the historical novel Dem Hoi Long Tri (The Festival Night on the Dragon Lake) in 1944; and Anh Luc (The Story of Brother Luc) in 1955, a novel about the agrarian reform. He left an unfinished a novel called Song Mai Voi Thu Do (They Stand with the Capital City) which is about the early days of the nine-year resistance war against French re-occupation in Ha Noi.

1963

The United States, the Soviet Union and Britain conclude treaty prohibiting nuclear testing in atmosphere, space or under water.

1968

Pope Paul VI bans all artificial birth control methods for Roman Catholics.

1971

Dr Christiaan Barnard transplants two lungs and a heart into a man in Cape Town, South Africa, and the operation is described as successful.

1978

The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born.

2000

An Air France Concorde traveling to New York crashes into a hotel outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing 113 people. — ap/reuters

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