July 1971 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Jul 1 Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • Jul 1 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • Jul 2 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Jul 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 5 26th amendment to the US constitution certified (reduces voting age to 18)
  • Jul 5 Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
  • Jul 6 Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands
  • Jul 6 Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda sworn in as President for Life of Malawi
  • Jul 6 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
  • Jul 6 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
  • Jul 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 8 During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

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Jul 9 Henry Kissinger visits People's Republic of China

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jul 10 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed
  • Jul 11 Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
  • Jul 11 The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people
  • Jul 12 Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders

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Jul 15 US President Richard Nixon announces he would visit People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

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Jul 16 Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 16 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie
  • Jul 19 Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees
  • Jul 21 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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Jul 21 Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jul 22 Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
  • Jul 23 The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
  • Jul 26 Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
  • Jul 28 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
  • Jul 30 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
  • Jul 30 US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
  • Jul 31 Apollo 15 astronauts take 6½ hour electric car ride on Moon
  • Jul 31 Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Wanda Gonzalez, Miss Connecticut USA (1996)
  • Jul 2 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author

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Jul 3 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Jul 4 Koko, sign-language gorilla
  • Jul 4 Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
  • Jul 7 Alistair Potts, British rower
  • Jul 9 Jill Simon, Miss Iowa USA (1996)
  • Jul 9 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • Jul 17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
  • Jul 20 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)
  • Jul 28 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq
  • Jul 30 Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
  • Jul 4 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • Jul 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
  • Jul 7 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 7 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • Jul 10 Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • Jul 10 Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • Jul 11 John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • Jul 15 Guy Wilkerson, dies of cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • Jul 28 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
  • Jul 28 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • Jul 30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)