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Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

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July 2019

1 Year (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.

2 Years (2017)
Jul 05: US confirms North Korea long range missile test.
Jul 10: Iraq: Mosul is declared liberated from the Islamic State.

5 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.

10 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.

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

20 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.

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

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

35 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').

45 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.

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

65 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.

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

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

95 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.

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


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