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July 2021

1 Year (2020)
Jul 10: Europe - The ECB accepts Bulgaria and Croatia into ERM II, a mandatory stage for countries wishing to adopt the euro. This is the currency union's first major expansion in half a decade.
Jul 14: US - The U.S. government passes the Hong Kong Autonomy Act.
Jul 18: COVID-19 pandemic: The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 600,000.
Jul 21: COVID-19 pandemic: European leaders agree to create a €750 billion (US$858 billion) recovery fund to rebuild EU economies impacted by the pandemic.
Jul 22: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 15 million worldwide.
Jul 30: NASA successfully launches its Mars 2020 rover mission to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples for return to Earth. The mission includes technology demonstrations to prepare for future human missions.
Jul 31: Death - Alan Parker, English filmmaker (b. 1944). He directed musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), and Evita (1996); family dramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), His films won 19 BAFTA awards, 10 Golden Globes and 6 Academy Awards. His film Birdy was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 Films of 1984. In 2013 he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the highest honour the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker

2 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.

5 Years (2016)
Jul 02: Death of British comedy writer & actress Caroline Aherne, 52 ('The Royale Family').
Jul 02: Death US film director Michael Cimino, Los Angeles, aged 77 (?The Deer Hunter?)
Jul 02: Ryan Giggs (record 963 appearances) leaves Man Utd Football Club after 29 years.
Jul 03: Suicide bomb attack in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills over 280 & hundreds injured.
Jul 04: UK: 3 ex Barclays employees guilty of rigging LIBOR interest rate (2005-2006).
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 05: US space probe ?Juno? goes into orbit around Jupiter 5 years after leaving earth.
Jul 06: Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
Jul 06: Publication of the Chilcot Report into UK's involvement in 2003 Iraq War.
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 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: 27 killed in head on collision between 2 trains on single-track line near Bari, Italy.
Jul 12: Shirt worn by Geoff Hurst in 1966 World Cup Final fails to reach auction reserve price.
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: Death of Brazilian film director Hector Babenco, 70 ('Kiss of the Spider Woman').
Jul 16: Turkey: Over 2,800 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, arrested in failed coup.
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.

10 Years (2011)
Jul 10: UK: Final publication of News of the World. (closed following phone hacking scandal).
Jul 12: UK: Scottish ticket wins £163 million jackpot in Euro Millions lottery.
Jul 14: United Nations declares a famine in Southern Somalia.
Jul 15: UK Release of final 'Harry Potter' film: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Jul 18: Former News of the World entertainment reporter Sean Hoare found dead in Watford.
Jul 20: Death of German born British painter & artist Lucian Freud aged 88.
Jul 21: End of NASA's Space Shuttle programme as 'Atlantis' lands back at Kennedy Space Centre.
Jul 22: Lone gunman Anders Breivik kills 77 in series of attacks in Norway.
Jul 23: English singer Amy Winehouse dies from alcohol poisoning aged 27 ('Back to Black').

15 Years (2006)
Jul 01: Death of Yorkshire & England cricketer Fred Trueman aged 75.
Jul 01: England out World Cup: Portugal win on penalties after 0-0 draw in quarter-final.
Jul 03: Valencia Metro derailment, Spain. More than 40 killed.
Jul 04: UK: Virgin Mobile merges with cable company NTL:Telewest to become Virgin Media.
Jul 05: Death ex Enron Chief Exec Kenneth Lay. Convicted of fraud in corruption scandal.
Jul 07: Death of British rock singer Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd).
Jul 08: Death of voice actor Peter Hawkins ('Bill & Ben'; 'Captain Pugwash'; 'Tintin').
Jul 09: Italy win Football World Cup for 4th time.
Jul 10: Death of notorious Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev in an unexplained explosion.
Jul 11: Mumbai Train Bombings, India. 7 bombs explode in 11 minutes. Over 200 killed.
Jul 12: European Commission fines Microsoft £380million for serious business irregularities.
Jul 12: Israeli troops invade Lebanon following killing of 3 soldiers by militant group Hezbollah.
Jul 15: Public launch of the latest social media network called 'Twitter'.
Jul 17: Death of US crime novelist Mickey Spillane (creator of detective 'Mike Hammer').
Jul 19: Death of US film actor Jack Warden aged 85 ('12 Angry Men', 'All The President's Men').
Jul 19: US electric car maker Tesla Motors unveils world's 1st fully electric sports car.
Jul 20: British citizens evacuated from Lebanon during conflict with Israel.
Jul 22: UK: Arsenal Football Club moves ground from Highbury to new Emirates Stadium.
Jul 30: BBC broadcast final weekly edition of music show 'Top of the Pops' after 42 years.
Jul 31: Illness forces Cuban President Fidel Castro to pass control to brother Raul Castro.

20 Years (2001)
Jul 02: Barry George convicted of murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999. (Acquitted 2008).
Jul 02: US heart patient Robert Tools given world's 1st self-contained artificial heart.
Jul 07: UK: Race riots in Bradford, West Yorkshire. 120 police officers injured.
Jul 09: UK: BBC broadcasts 1st episode of new sitcom 'The Office' with Ricky Gervais.
Jul 12: UK: Man Utd set new British transfer record signing Argentine Juan Veron for £28m.
Jul 16: Belgian Jacques Rogge appointed President of International Olympic Committee.
Jul 19: UK politician Jeffrey Archer jailed for 4 yrs for perjury and perverting course of justice.
Jul 20: London Stock Exchange goes public. Starts trading its shares on its own exchange.
Jul 24: Sri Lankan Civil War: Tamil Tiger commandos attack Bandaranaike Airport. 7 killed.
Jul 24: US businessman Larry Silverstein acquires World Trade Center complex, New York.

25 Years (1996)
Jul 01: British driving test now requires learners to also pass a written examination.
Jul 02: Los Angeles: Brothers Lyle & Erik Menendez jailed for life for murder of their wealthy parents.
Jul 04: Launch of 'Hotmail' webmail service (Later acquired by Microsoft. Now known as Outlook).
Jul 05: Birth of 'Dolly' the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal at Roslin Institute, Scotland.
Jul 08: Children & adults in a Wolverhampton school attacked by man with a machete.
Jul 08: Martina Hingis (15 yrs, 282 days) youngest ever to win a Wimbledon title (Ladies' Doubles).
Jul 09: UK: Lin Russell & daughter Megan killed at home in Kent. Daughter Josie survives.
Jul 11: Arrest warrents issued for Bosnian Serb war criminals Radovan Karadzic & Ratko Mladic.
Jul 13: Death US film producer Pandro Berman ('National Velvet', 'Jailhouse Rock'.)
Jul 15: Belgian Air Force Hercules crashes at Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. 34 killed.
Jul 16: Outbreak of E.Coli food poisoning in Japan in school meals. Over 6,000 children affected.
Jul 17: Death of UK bass guitarist Chas Chandler ('The Animals') & record manager (Jimi Hendrix).
Jul 18: UK: Howard Hughes jailed for life for rape & murder of 7 year old Sophie Hook in Llandudno.
Jul 19: Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic resigns after indicted for war crimes.
Jul 22: Death of Anglo-American author & political campaigner Jessica Mitford aged 78.
Jul 23: BSE (mad cow disease): British scientists say BSE could be transmitted to sheep.
Jul 24: Terrorist bomb kills 60 and injures 400 on commuter train near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Jul 27: Bomb at Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia during Olympic Games. 2 killed.
Jul 30: Death Claudette Colbert, French-born US stage & film actress,93 ('It Happened One Night')..

30 Years (1991)
Jul 01: Death of US TV actor Michael Landon from cancer aged 54 ('Bonanza').
Jul 01: Official dissolution of Warsaw Pact.
Jul 02: Death of American film and TV actress Lee Remick from cancer, aged 55.
Jul 05: Bank of Credit & Commerce International (BCCI) shut down for financial crimes.
Jul 09: International Olympic Committee agrees to re-admit S.Africa following end of apartheid.
Jul 10: Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st directly-elected President of Russia.
Jul 10: International Cricket Council (ICC) re-admit South Africa following end of apartheid.
Jul 10: US President George Bush lifts economic sanctions against South Africa.
Jul 11: Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese translator of 'The Satantic Verses' stabbed to death in Tokyo office.
Jul 11: UK Labour MP Terry Fields sentenced to 60 days prison for refusing to pay poll tax.
Jul 22: UK Prime Minister John Major launches a 'Citizen's Charter' to evaluate public services.
Jul 22: US Boxing Champion Mike Tyson arrested on suspicion of rape. Convicted & jailed.
Jul 25: Soviet & US Presidents sign Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 1), Moscow.

35 Years (1986)
Jul 03: Death of American singer & bandleader Rudy Vallee.
Jul 08: Former German Army officer Kurt Waldheim becomes President of Austria.
Jul 11: New Zealand legalises homosexuality.
Jul 23: South Africa lifts need for black people to carry passbooks.
Jul 23: uk: Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson, Westminster Abbey.
Jul 25: Death of US film director Vincente Minnelli. Husband of actress Judy Garland.
Jul 27: Death of British cartoonist Sir Osbert Lancaster.
Jul 28: British estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, aged 25, goes missing. Body never found.

45 Years (1976)
Jul 01: 1st Apple Computer (Apple 1) goes on sale.
Jul 02: N.Vietnam & S.Vietnam reunited as Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Jul 04: Israeli commandos storm Entebbe Airport, Uganda to release hostages.
Jul 10: Seveso Accident, Northern Italy. Chemical plant releases a cloud of dioxins.
Jul 14: Canada abolishes capital punishment.
Jul 17: African nations boycott 21st Summer Olympics in Montreal in apartheid protest.
Jul 18: Romanian Nadia Comaneci (aged 14) scores perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics.
Jul 20: NASA's 'Viking 1' lands on Mars. Sends back 1st photographs from the surface.
Jul 21: American Legion convention, Philadelphia. Over 30 die from 'Legionnaire's Disease'.
Jul 28: Estimated 250,000 killed by Tangshan Earthquake, China.
Jul 29: Pier Head of Southend Pier, Essex (world's longest pier) destroyed by fire.
Jul 29: US serial killer David Berkowitz ('Son of Sam') kills 1st victim in New York.

55 Years (1966)
Jul 15: UK: Lifting of the ban on coloured guards & porters at Euston Station & St Pancras Station.
Jul 23: Death of US film actor Montgomery Clift ('From Here to Eternity', 'The Young Lions').
Jul 30: World Cup Final at Wembley: England beat West Germany 4-2.

65 Years (1956)
Jul 02: American singer Elvis Presley records 'Hound Dog' (Released Jul 13).
Jul 26: Egypt President Nasser nationalises the Suez Canal & closes it to Israeli shipping.
Jul 31: English bowler Jim Laker takes 19 wickets in Test Match v Australia, Manchester.

70 Years (1951)
Jul 10: Korean War: Strart of armistice negotiations in North Korea which last 2 years.
Jul 16: Publication of novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D.Salinger.
Jul 20: Assassination of King Abdullah I of Jordan.
Jul 26: Release of Walt Disney's annimated feature film 'Alice in Wonderland'.

75 Years (1946)
Jul 01: United States begins series of atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean.
Jul 04: The Philippines gains independence from United States.
Jul 05: 1st bikini 2-piece swimsuit unveiled at fashion show in Paris. Designer Louis Reard.
Jul 14: Publication 'The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care' by Dr Benjamin Spock.
Jul 22: Right wing Zionists bomb King David Hotel, Jerusalem. 91 killed.
Jul 29: Start of Paris Peace Conference after WW2. Ends October 1946.

80 Years (1941)
Jul 12: WW2: Anglo-Soviet Agreement. Formal military alliance against Germany.
Jul 16: Birth of Jamaican reggae singer & songwriter Desmond Dekker.
Jul 19: WW2: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill launches 'V for Victory' campaign.

85 Years (1936)
Jul 06: Birth of Irish comedian Dave Allen. Died 2005.
Jul 17: Beginning of Spanish Civil War. Ends 1939.

105 Years (1916)
Jul 01: WW1: Start of the Battle of the Somme (Ends November 1916).
Jul 09: Birth of British politician & future Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

155 Years (1866)
Jul 27: 1st successful telegraph cable laid across Atlantic Ocean (Ireland to Newfoundland).
Jul 28: Birth of English children's writer & illustrator Beatrix Potter (Creator of 'Peter Rabbit').

180 Years (1841)
Jul 17: 1st issue of Punch Magazine published in UK.

205 Years (1816)
Jul 07: Death of Irish-born playwright & theatrical impresario Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Jul 09: Argentina declares its' independence from Spain.
Jul 21: Birth Paul Julius Reuter. German-born journalist. Founder Reuters News Agency.


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