July 22 2003 — Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s sons, Qusay and Uday Hussein, are killed in a gunfight with US troops in Mosul, Iraq.
July 23 1952 — In Egypt, the military seizes control of the government in a coup d’etat. King Farouk was forced to abdicate and relinquish power to General Muhammad Naguib.
July 25 1978 — Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby, conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), is born in Oldham General Hospital in England.
July 24 1911 — American archaeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan site whose existence had been a secret known only to peasants in the area for hundreds of years.
July 26 1908 — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is born when US Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of federal investigators to report directly to the Department of Justice.
July 27 1940 — Bugs Bunny makes his official debut opposite Elmer Fudd in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare”. It also marks the first time Bugs says “What’s up, doc?”
July 28 1914 — A month after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was killed by a Serbian national, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
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