Add Your Piece of History… 25th July

25 Jul
  • On this day in 1967.  Matt LeBlanc celebrates his birthday.   Matt is an American actor, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the sitcom ‘Friends’.  He was born in Newton, Massachusetts.


  • On this day in 1917.  The exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to execution by firing squad by a French court for spying on Germany’s behalf during World War I.


  • On this day in 2000.  113 people are killed as the Concorde crashes just north of Paris.   A Concorde jet on its way from France to New York crashed just a couple of minutes after a left hand engine caught fire during take off.  All 109 people on board were killed, as were another 4 on the ground.  The report from France’s Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) found that a 40 cm piece of metal had been lost by another plane that took off minutes earlier, puncturing one of the Concorde’s tyres.  Debris was subsequently flung into the fuel tank, starting the fire that downed the aircraft.


Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).


Friends cast in first season. Front: Cox, Anis...

Friends cast in first season. Front: Cox, Aniston. Back: LeBlanc, Kudrow, Schwimmer, Perry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Mata Hari

Mata Hari (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 25th July”

  1. midlifetraveller July 25, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    Do you remember when you kids were little and I used to sit out in the lounge at night watching Friends? Someone was always calling out to me to laugh quieter!!

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