1943 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government.
1969 – Senator Edward Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash.
1978 – The first so called ‘test tube baby’ was born in Manchester, England.
1992 – The Olympic Games opened in Barcelona with all countries present for the first time in modern history.
2000 – 113 people died when Concorde crashed minutes after take-off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. Concorde was out of service for more than a year after the Paris crash, it struggled to attract enough passengers and was retired in October 2003 as it was no longer profitable.