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July 2020

1 Year (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.

2 Years (2018)
Jul 02: Thailand: 12 boys and football coach trapped alive in flooded Thai cave complex.
Jul 03: Australia: Catholic archbishop given 12 months' detention for concealing child sexual abuse.
Jul 03: UK: Healthcare professional held over the deaths of 8 babies at a Cheshire hospital.
Jul 05: North American heatwave leaves over 30 dead in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Jul 06: French family 1st in the world to move into a 3D-printed house.
Jul 06: China and Russia hit back at US tariffs in the ongoing trade 'war' with United States.
Jul 06: Japan: Execution of 7 members of Aum Shinrikyo gang (Tokyo subway sarin attack, 1995).
Jul 09: UK: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns over UK's strategy to leave European Union.
Jul 09: Eritrea and Ethiopia officially declare an end to their 20 year conflict.
Jul 10: Thailand: 12 boys and football coach rescued from flooded cave complex after 17 days.
Jul 13: 8 endangered black rhinos die while being transported to new wildlife reserve, Kenya.
Jul 15: France win football's 2018 World Cup beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.
Jul 16: UK's planned new fighter jet, the 'Tempest', unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show.
Jul 18: UK: Singer Sir Cliff Richard awarded £210,000 damages for BBC breaching his privacy.
Jul 23: China orders investigation into company falsifying data on its rabies vaccine.
Jul 24: Netherlands: Viagra in Pregnancy trials stopped after deaths of 11 newborn babies.
Jul 26: UK Govt says specialist doctors to be allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicines.
Jul 26: Pakistan: Former cricketer Imran Khan claims victory in general election.
Jul 26: Facebook shares fall 20% after the data leak scandal. $109bn wiped from market value.
Jul 28: Skywatchers witnesse the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century.
Jul 31: US officials claim North Korea working on building new missiles.

5 Years (2015)
Jul 01: UK: Temp of 36.7 recorded at Heathrow Airport. Hottest Jul day in Britain on record.
Jul 05: Greek Referendum votes against bale out conditions from international creditors.
Jul 05: UNESCO names the Forth Bridge in Scotland as a World Heritage Site.
Jul 09: UK: Tube & rail strikes in Greater London. Underground network shutdown.
Jul 13: UK: Fights at Heathrow Airport disrupted by climate change protestors on a runway.
Jul 14: Iran agrees deal on its nuclear programme with world's 6 major powers.
Jul 15: 'New Horizons' space probe sends back unique pictures of Pluto.
Jul 16: UK MP Tim Farron elected leader of the Liberal Democrat Party.
Jul 26: Briton Chris Froome wins the Tour de France for 2nd time.
Jul 28: Eurotunnel Migrant Crisis. Reported 2,000 migrants try to enter tunnel at Calais.

10 Years (2010)
Jul 02: Death of British novelist Beryl Bainbridge aged 77.
Jul 24: Death of former World Snooker Champion Alex Higgins aged 61.

15 Years (2005)
Jul 02: Worldwide 'Live8' concerts in support of tackling poverty in Africa.
Jul 06: IOC announces London will host 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Jul 07: Terrorist Bombings, London. 52 killed & 700 injured in Tube & bus bomb attacks.
Jul 11: Littlewoods sells all its' 119 stores to Associated British Foods.
Jul 14: Death of English nurse Cicely Saunders, founder of 1st modern hospice, aged 87.
Jul 17: Death of former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath aged 89.
Jul 20: Death of Canadian-born actor James Doohan aged 85 ('Star Trek').
Jul 21: London: 4 terrorist bombs fail to explode. Bombers captured & jailed.
Jul 22: Brazilian civilian Jean Charles de Menezes shot and killed by Metropolitan Police.
Jul 23: Almost 100 killed in terrorists bomb attacks at Sharmal-Sheikh, Egypt.
Jul 24: US cyclist Lance Armstrong retires after winning 7th consecutive Tour de France.
Jul 28: IRA declares an end to the use of arms in Republican campaign.

20 Years (2000)
Jul 01: Death of American actor Walter Matthau aged 79.
Jul 01: Opening of Oresund Bridge connecting Sweden & Denmark.
Jul 01: UK: Murder of 8 year old Sarah Payne in West Sussex.
Jul 10: Bashar al-Assad confirmed as Syrian leader in referendum.
Jul 14: UK: 1st broadcast of 'reality' TV programme 'Big Brother'.
Jul 17: Bashar al-Assad becomes President of Syria.
Jul 18: Alex Salmond resigns as leader of the Scottish National Party.
Jul 18: Police announce body of missing 8 year old Sarah Payne found in West Sussex.
Jul 20: End of production of iconic British-made car, the Ford Escort.
Jul 23: US golfer Tiger Woods, 24, becomes youngest player to win golf's Grand Slam.
Jul 25: Supersonic airliner 'Concorde' crashes, Charles de Gaulle Airport. 113 killed.
Jul 28: Last Republican & Loyalist prisoners released from Maze Prison, N.Ireland.
Jul 29: 'Friends' actress Jennifer Aniston marries film actor Brad Pitt in California.

25 Years (1995)
Jul 04: UK Prime Minister John Major wins Conservative Party vote to retain leadership.
Jul 10: Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi freed from house arrest.
Jul 11: Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Bosnian men, women & children by Bosnian Serbs.
Jul 16: Online selling company opens its website to the public.
Jul 17: Death of Argentinean motor racing world champion Juan Manuel Fangio aged 84.
Jul 22: Death of former English cricketer Harold Larwood.

30 Years (1990)
Jul 01: East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.
Jul 02: Over 1,000 Muslim pilgrims killed in stampede on way to holy city of Mecca.
Jul 15: Death of British stage & film actress Margaret Lockwood.
Jul 20: IRA bombs London Stock Exchange.
Jul 21: 150,000 attend 'The Wall' rock concert in East Berlin.
Jul 30: IRA car bomb kills Conservative MP Ian Gow.

35 Years (1985)
Jul 02: Death of British racing driver David Purley. Killed in a plane crash aged 40.
Jul 04: Ruth Lawrence (13) graduates from Oxford University with 1st Class Maths Degree.
Jul 07: German Boris Becker (17) becomes youngest Wimbledon Men's Singles champion.
Jul 10: Greenpeace ship 'Rainbow Warrior' blown up in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand.
Jul 13: Simultaneous 'Live Aid' Concerts for African Famine Relief: London & Philadelphia.
Jul 27: Milton Obote, President of Uganda, overthrown in military coup.

40 Years (1980)
Jul 24: Actor & comedian Peter Sellers dies of a heart attack in London aged 54.

45 Years (1975)
Jul 05: US Arthur Ashe 1st black player to win Wimbledon Singles Title.
Jul 25: Musical 'A Chorus Line' opens on Broadway, New York. Over 6,000 performances.
Jul 30: US trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears in Detroit. Never seen again.

50 Years (1970)
Jul 16: State of Emergency declared in UK during series of national dock strikes.

55 Years (1965)
Jul 08: Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison, London.
Jul 19: Mont Blanc Tunnel under Alps between France & Italy opens to traffic.
Jul 22: UK: Resignation of Conservative Party Leader Alec Douglas-Home.
Jul 27: UK: Edward Heath wins vote to become Conservative Party Leader.
Jul 29: UK release of Beatles' second film 'Help'.

60 Years (1960)
Jul 20: Ceylon: Sirimavo Bandaranaike world's 1st woman elected Head of Government.

65 Years (1955)
Jul 09: 'Rock Around The Clock' by Bill Haley & The Comets is No 1 single in USA.
Jul 13: Murderer Ruth Ellis last woman to be hanged in Britain (Holloway Prison, London).
Jul 16: Stirling Moss is 1st British racing driver to win British Grand Prix, Aintree.

75 Years (1945)
Jul 16: WW2: Truman, Churchill & Stalin decide future of Europe at Potsdam Conference.
Jul 26: British PM Winston Churchill loses General Election to Labour's Clement Attlee.

80 Years (1940)
Jul 01: WW2: Channel Island of Jersey occupied by German forces.
Jul 03: WW2: British Royal Navy attacks & destroys French fleet in Algeria.
Jul 10: WW2: Date recognised as official start of Battle of Britain.
Jul 16: WW2: Adolf Hitler orders 'Operation Sea Lion', the invasion of England.
Jul 23: WW2: Britain's Local Defence Volunteers renamed the 'Home Guard'.
Jul 27: First appearance of 'Bugs Bunny' in Warner Bros cartoon 'A Wild Hare'.

85 Years (1935)
Jul 03: Death of French engineer & industrialist Andre Citroen.

130 Years (1890)
Jul 29: Death of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.

205 Years (1815)
Jul 15: Start of horse racing at Cheltenham with 1st organised flat race meeting.


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