Crow Anniversaries July 20 - 26

PUBLISHED: 11:26 20 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

FRIDAY JULY 20 1837 Euston Station in London opened. 1871 The Football Association proposed an FA Cup competition. 1940 First singles record chart published in Billboard. 1941 the V for Victory campaign was launched in Britain. 1969 US astronauts N

FRIDAY JULY 20

1837 Euston Station in London opened.

1871 The Football Association proposed an FA Cup competition.

1940 First singles record chart published in Billboard.

1941 the V for Victory campaign was launched in Britain.

1969 US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.

1979 Seve Ballesteros won the British Open.

1990 The IRA exploded a bomb at the London Stock Exchange.

1997 The IRA announced a ceasefire.

Deaths: Gugliemo Marconi, inventor, 1937; Harry Worth, comedian, 1989.

Todays birthdays: Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer and Everest hero, 88; Jacques Delors, French politician, 82; Dame Diana Rigg, actress, 69; Wendy Richard, from EastEnders, 61.

SATURDAY JULY 21

1897 The Tate Gallery opened in London.

1970 The Aswan Dam opened in Egypt.

1994 Tony Blair was selected as leader of the Labour Party.

Deaths: Robert Burns, poet, 1796; Ellen Terry, actress, 1928; John White, Tottenham Hotspur soccer star, 1964; Basil Rathbone, actor, 1967.

Today's birthdays: Jonathan Miller, director, 73; Yusef Islam, otherwise pop singer Cat Stevens, 59; Robin Williams, actor, 56; Ross Kemp, actor, 43.

SUNDAY JULY 22

1990 Nick Faldo won the British Open.

1991 Prime Minister John Major unveiled plans for a Citizen's Charter.

Deaths: Mortimer Wheeler, archaeologist, 1976; Vincent Hanna, broadcaster, 1997; Alan Shepard, US astronaut, 1998; Sacha Distel, singer, 2004.

Today's birthdays: Bob Dole, US Presidential candidate, 84; Bryan Forbes, director and producer, 81; Terence Stamp, actor, 68; Danny Glover, actor, 60; Willem Dafoe, actor, 52.

MONDAY JULY 23

1940 Winston Churchill renamed the Local Defence Volunteers to become the Home Guard.

1966 Prime Minister Harold Wilson re-opened the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1986 Prince Andrew married Lady Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

1986 The government announced that dog licences were to be abolished.

1997 England Test captain Graham Gooch retired from cricket.

2004 Peter Mandelson was appointed Britain's EU commissioner.

Deaths: Ulysses Grant, US President and Civil War general, 1885; Montgomery Clift, actor, 1966; Leo McKern, star of Rumpole of the Bailey, 2002.

Today's birthdays: Michael Foot, ex-leader of the Labour Party, 94; David Essex, singer, 60; Graham Gooch, England Test captain, 54; Daniel Radcliffe, otherwise Harry Potter, 18.

TUESDAY JULY 24

1917 The cost of the First World War was set at £7 million a day.

1926 First greyhound track opened, at Belle Vue in Manchester.

1987 Jeffrey Archer received record damages of £500,000 against the Daily Star.

2005 Lance Armstrong retired after winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

Deaths: Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, 1883; Peter Sellers, actor and comedian, 1980.

Today's birthdays: Peter Yates, director of Bullitt, 78; Jennifer Lopez, actress, 38.

WEDNESDAY JULY 25

1814 First steam locomotive demonstrated by George Stephenson.

1946 The US began using Bikini Atoll in the south Pacific for nuclear tests.

1971 First combined heart and lung transplant carried out by Christaan Barnard.

1991 The Olympic Games opened in Barcelona.

2000 A Concorde crashed on take-off in Paris.

Deaths: Freddie Mills, ex-light heavyweight boxing champion, 1965; Vincente Minnelli, Hollywood director, 1986; Ben Hogan, golf legend, 1997.

Today's birthdays: Matt Le Blanc, actor from Friends, 40; Gareth Thomas, Wales and British Lions rugby star, 33.

THURSDAY JULY 26

1908 The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) was set up.

1945 Clement Attlee became Prime Minister after Labour's landslide General Election win.

1956 President Nasser of Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal.

1974 The US House Judiciary Committee recommended the impeachment of President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal.

1987 Irishman Steve Roche won the Tour de France.

Deaths: Eva Peron, otherwise Evita, 1952; Terry Scott, comedian, 1994.

Today's birthdays: Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, 64; Helen Mirren, actress, 62; Roger Taylor, of Queen, 58; Susan George, actress, 58; Kevin Spacey, actor, 48; Sandra Bullock, actress, 43; Kate Beckinsale, actress, 34.

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