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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

Here's the Expertsources list of some future UK news anniversaries which may spark
ideas for follow-ups & features. It's as accurate as we can make it, but clearly doesn't
include everything or cater for all tastes - two impossible tasks!

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July 2018

1 Year (2017)
Jul 04: Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear program after it successfully tested its first intercontinental missile.
Jul 05: US confirms North Korea long range missile test.
Jul 07: The global treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is backed by 122 member states.  The negotiations were boycotted by all of the countries that bear nuclear arms.
Jul 10: Iraq: Mosul is declared liberated from the Islamic State.

2 Years (2016)
Jul 02: Death of British comedy writer & actress Caroline Aherne, 52 ('The Royale Family').
Jul 02: Ryan Giggs (record 963 appearances) leaves Man Utd Football Club after 29 years.
Jul 02: Death US film director Michael Cimino, Los Angeles, aged 77 (?The Deer Hunter?)
Jul 03: Suicide bomb attack in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills over 280 & hundreds injured.
Jul 04: UK: 6-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon retires from racing aged 51.
Jul 04: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage stands down after 'success' of UK Brexit Referendum.
Jul 04: UK: 3 ex Barclays employees guilty of rigging LIBOR interest rate (2005-2006).
Jul 05: US space probe ?Juno? goes into orbit around Jupiter 5 years after leaving earth.
Jul 06: S.African athlete Oscar Pistorius jailed 6 years for murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
Jul 06: UK: Pound exchange rate falls to lowest level for 30 years in Brexit vote fallout.
Jul 06: Publication of the Chilcot Report into UK's involvement in 2003 Iraq War.
Jul 06: Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
Jul 07: US: 5 Dallas police shot dead in protest at recent shootings of black men by police.
Jul 08: UK PM David Cameron lifts ban on military women serving in close combat units.
Jul 11: UK Tory MP Andrea Leadsom pulls out of race for Conservative Party leadership.
Jul 12: Shirt worn by Geoff Hurst in 1966 World Cup Final fails to reach auction reserve price.
Jul 12: 27 killed in head on collision between 2 trains on single-track line near Bari, Italy.
Jul 13: Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano ('The Tractor') dies in prison, 83.
Jul 13: UK Prime Minister David Cameron stands down following Brexit Referendum.
Jul 13: UK: Discount chain Poundland in £597m takeover by Steinhoff International (S.Africa).
Jul 13: UK: Theresa May new Conservative Leader & Prime Minister in uncontested election.
Jul 14: Over 80 killed by lorry driven into crowds at Bastille Day celebrations, Nice, France.
Jul 15: Attempted military coup in Turkey. Over 250 military & civilians reported killed.
Jul 16: Turkey: Over 2,800 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, arrested in failed coup.
Jul 16: Death of Brazilian film director Hector Babenco, 70 ('Kiss of the Spider Woman').
Jul 17: Turkish authorities arrest thousands suspected of supporting coup leaders.
Jul 19: Death US TV & film producer Garry Marshall, 81 (Creator of TV series Happy Days).
Jul 22: UK: Sunderland FC manager Sam Allardyce, 61, appointed England manager.
Jul 24: UK cyclist Chris Froome 1st Briton to win Tour de France 3 times.
Jul 26: Teenage terrorists kill 86 yr old French priest, Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France.
Jul 28: French utility EDF gets approval to build £18bn nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset.
Jul 29: Death of Ken Barrie, the voice of children's TV favourite Postman Pat, aged 83.

5 Years (2013)
Jul 01: Croatia becomes 28th member of Europoean Union.
Jul 03: Egypt President Mohamed Moris deposed in military coup.
Jul 07: Muslim cleric Abu Qatada deported from UK to Jordan.
Jul 07: Briton Andy Murray wins Men's Singles Title at Wimbledon.
Jul 12: Death of British journalist & broadcaster Alan Whicker.
Jul 19: Death of comedian & actor Mel Smith ('Alas Smith & Jones').
Jul 22: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a boy: George, Alexander, Louis.
Jul 30: A 3rd British solder dies following intensive training in Brecon Beacons.

10 Years (2008)
Jul 04: Death of American film actress Evelyn Keyes aged 91 ('Gone With The Wind').

35 Years (1983)
Jul 02: Birth of English singer Amy Winehouse (album 'Back to Black').

65 Years (1953)
Jul 27: Korean War: Armistice signed.

120 Years (1898)
Jul 30: Birth of British sculptor & artist Henry Moore.


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