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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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July 2024

2 Years (2022)
Jul 07: 2022 United Kingdom government crisis: Boris Johnson announces his intention to resign as both Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader once his replacement is found in a leadership election, following a mass resignation of MPs in his party.
Jul 08: Shinzo Abe, 57th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1954) is shot dead by an assassin while giving a public speech.
Jul 09: Sri Lankan protests: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agree to resign.
Jul 11: NASA - First operational images from the James Webb Space Telescope are revealed to the public.
Jul 19: Europe & UK - Heatwave hits Europe, where at least 3,600 people die, and major wildfires are reported.
Jul 23: International - The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the recent monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, as the number of reported cases exceeds 17,000 in 75 countries.

5 Years (2019)
Jul 07: Greece - Kyriakos Mitsotakis, from New Democracy sworn in as Prime Minister.
Jul 16: New President of the European Commission - Ursula von der Leyen elected, and will be sworn in on 1 November 2019.
Jul 17: Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, former head of the Sinaloa Cartel, which became the biggest supplier of drugs to the U.S., is sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.
Jul 17: WHO declares the Kivu Ebola epidemic to be a public health emergency of international concern.
Jul 24: UK - Boris Johnson is elected as the new Prime Minster.

10 Years (2014)
Jul 04: Entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for over 5 yrs for 12 indecent assaults on 4 girls.
Jul 04: Ex News of the World Editor Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months in phone hacking trial.
Jul 07: Death of Argentine-born Real Madrid footballer Alfredo Di Stefano aged 88.
Jul 07: UK: Home Secretary Theresa May announces inquiry into historical child abuse.
Jul 08: Israel begins Operation Protective Edge with missile attacks on Gaza Strip.
Jul 14: Church of England votes to allow women to be ordained as bishops.
Jul 14: UK Cabinet Reshuffle: William Hague steps down as Foreign Secretary.
Jul 15: UK: Education Secretary Michael Gove sacked & demoted to Chief Whip.
Jul 17: Israeli military start ground offensive in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge).
Jul 17: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down over Ukraine airspace. All 298 on board killed.
Jul 19: Death US film & TV actor James Garner, 86 ('Maverick','The Rockford Files').
Jul 20: Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy wins the Open Championship.
Jul 21: British National Party (BNP) announce leader Nick Griffin has stood down.
Jul 21: England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football.
Jul 23: Death of British actress Dora Bryan aged 91 ('Last of the Summer Wine').
Jul 23: Official opening of Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.
Jul 30: UK: Fire destroys large section of Eastbourne Pier Building.

15 Years (2009)
Jul 05: UK: Discovery of 'Staffordshire Hoard'. Largest ever collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure.
Jul 31: Death of former Newcastle, Ipswich & England football manager Sir Bobby Robson.

20 Years (2004)
Jul 01: Death of US film actor Marlon Brando, aged 80 ('The Godfather', 'Apocalypse Now').

25 Years (1999)
Jul 01: UK: Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.
Jul 16: Death of John F.Kennedy Jr. Son of former US president John Kennedy.

30 Years (1994)
Jul 21: UK: Tony Blair MP elected new leader of Labour Party.

35 Years (1989)
Jul 11: Death of British actor Sir Lawrence Olivier.

40 Years (1984)
Jul 09: UK: York Minister struck by lightning which starts major roof fire.
Jul 12: Czech-born British media magnate Robert Maxwell buys Daily Mirror newspaper.
Jul 27: eath English film actor James Mason, 75 ('The Desert Fox', 'North by Northwest').

50 Years (1974)
Jul 01: Death of former Argentinean President Juan Peron, aged 78.
Jul 03: Former Leeds United football manager Don Revie appointed England Manager.
Jul 12: Retirement of Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly.
Jul 15: Nationalist coup in Cyprus precedes a Turkish invasion.
Jul 20: Leeds United FC appoint Brian Clough as new manager (Sacked after 44 days).
Jul 24: US Supreme Court orders President Nixon to surrender all White House recordings.

60 Years (1964)
Jul 02: US introduces Civil Rights Act outlawing racial & sexual discrimination.
Jul 31: American singer Jim Reeves killed in a plane crash.

70 Years (1954)
Jul 04: UK: End of food rationing in Britain following WW2.
Jul 05: BBC TV starts 1st daily news programme in UK.
Jul 19: US: Release of Elvis Presley's 1st single 'That's All Right'.
Jul 29: Publication of first part of 'Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R.Tolkien.

80 Years (1944)
Jul 20: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler survives assassination attempt by senior German officers.

90 Years (1934)
Jul 04: Death of Polish-born French physicist & Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie.

100 Years (1924)
Jul 07: British athlete Harold Abrahams wins 100m Gold Medal at Paris Olympics.
Jul 11: British athlete Eric Liddell wins 400m Gold Medal at Paris Olympics.

110 Years (1914)
Jul 28: Official start of The Great War (World War 1).


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