Highlights of this day in history: Andrea Doria begins to sink after a collision in the North Atlantic; An Air France Concorde crashes outside Paris; First 'test-tube' baby born; Golfer Ben Hogan dies; 'A Chorus Line' opens on Broadway. (July 25)
SANDY KOZEL: July 25, 1956. Disaster and rescue on the high seas of the North Atlantic, off the coast of New England. The Italian liner Andrea Doria collides with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm, killing at least 51 people. Most on board the Andrea Doria survive. They are evacuated before the liner sinks the following day.
2000, an Air France Concorde bound for New York crashes outside Paris shortly after takeoff. All 109 people on board and four people on the ground are killed in the first ever crash of the supersonic jet. Just years later, the Concorde is grounded for good because of ballooning costs and dwindling ticket sales after the crash.
1995, a U.N. war crimes tribunal indicts Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic. They are wanted for the slaughter of up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the enclave of Srebrenica. Both men remain at large for Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II.
1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first test tube baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, is born in Oldham, England.
1997, Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers of all time, dies in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 84.
SANDY KOZEL: (SINGING) One singular sensation, every little step she takes.
- In New York, the musical A Chorus Line opens on Broadway.
Today in history, July 25. Sandy Kozel, the Associated Press.