This Week in History: Week of July 25

July 25, 1965: Bob Dylan appears on stage at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric guitar. He’s not well received, even with the classic folk song, “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

July 26, 1969: Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones celebrates his 26th birthday with the release of the album Beggar’s Banquet. It’s the first time that Jagger’s guitar playing is featured on any of the Stone’s records.

July 26, 1856: George Bernard Shaw, playwright and author of Pygmalion, is born in Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland.

July 26, 1894: Aldous (Leonard) Huxley, philosopher, satirist, and author of Brave New World, is born in Godalming, Surrey, UK.

July 26, 1928: Stanley Kubrick, director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and Paths of Glory, is born in Manhattan, New York.

July 26, 1943: Mick (Michael) Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones, is born in Dartford, Kent, England.

July 28, 1866: Beatrix (Helen) Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit books, is born in South Kensington, London, UK.

July 30, 1818: Emily Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, is born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire, UK.


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    add Louise Brown, born 7/25/78 The first test tube baby.

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      Ah, yes. I remember that!

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