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Today in History: Monday, July  25, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On July 25, 1946, the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.
 
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On this date in:
1593France's King Henry IV converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
1868Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
1952Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.
1956The Italian liner Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, claiming the lives of 51 people.
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1965Bob Dylan shocked his fans at the Newport Folk Festival by playing electric guitar.
1975The musical "A Chorus Line" opened on Broadway.
1978The first baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization was born in Oldham, England.
1984Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.
1994Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordan's King Hussein signed a declaration at the White House ending their countries' 46-year state of war.
2000Texas Gov. George W. Bush selected Dick Cheney to be his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
2008California became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Model-actress Iman turns 61 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barbara HarrisActress81
Nate ThurmondBasketball Hall of Famer75
Verdine WhiteRock musician (Earth, Wind and Fire)65
Illeana DouglasActress51
Matt LeBlancActor ("Friends")49
D.B. WoodsideActor47
Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick turns 63 years old today.
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