What Happened on July 16, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bashar Assad is sworn in for a third term as President of Syria
  • Death toll within Gaza surpasses 200 people following air strikes by Israel
  • Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70