11 things that happened this day in history - 25th July

Julian Assange

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1593 - France's King Henry IV converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism

2. 1917 -The exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to execution by firing squad by a French court for spying on Germany's behalf during World War I.

3. 1943 - Italian dictator Mussolini quits

4. 1946 - The United States tests the first underwater atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll

5. 1965 - Bob Dylan appears on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar. It was his first non-acoustic set

6. 1978 - The birth of the world's first 'test tube baby' is announced in Manchester, England

7. 1992 - The Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, with all countries present for the first time in modern history

8. 1989 - The Princess of Wales opens a new Aids centre in South-East London

9. 1999 - Just three years after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, American Lance Armstrong wins the first of seven consecutive Tours de France

10. 2000 - A concorde crashes minutes after take-off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, killing 113 people

11. 2010 - WikiLeaks leaks to the public more than 90,000 internal reports involving the U.S.-led War in Afghanistan from 2004-2010

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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