On the 25th July 1959, a hovercraft crossed the English Channel for the first time.
On the 24th July 1927 the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing of World War One was unveiled.
On the 23rd July 1942 Valdemar Poulsen died. Poulsen was a Danish engineer who made significant contributions to early radio technology.
On the 22nd July 1946 the bombing of St. David’s Hotel, Jerusalem occurred. As a result, Royal Signals suffered its first casualties in post-war Palestine.
On the 21st July 1969, Apollo XI astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off the surface of the moon and returned to the command module piloted by Michael Collins.
On the 20th 1982 the Hyde Park and Regent’s Park bombings were carried out in London by members of the IRA, killing 11 military personnel and seven horses.