Historical Events in July 2017

  • Jul 1 Ethiopian politician, Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation
  • Jul 1 Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation
  • Jul 1 Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso
  • Jul 1 Mexican police kill 19 gunmen in drug-related shootout in northern state of Sinaloa

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Jul 2 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia

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Jul 2 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 2 FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Jul 2 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie causes uproar by day at beach during his government's shutdown of beaches
  • Jul 2 World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo over (4 deaths)
  • Jul 3 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany

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Jul 3 French President Emmanuel Macron speech at Palace of Versailles proposes radical government changes, including reduction of MPs

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Jul 4 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan
  • Jul 5 Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • Jul 5 Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14
  • Jul 5 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • Jul 5 Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so

  • Jul 5 Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara, dead 3 years, win court case to keep his body in freezer in case he should return to life
  • Jul 6 Sri Lankan government confirms outbreak of dengue fever has killed at least 227
  • Jul 6 Illinois State Senate votes to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto to approve 1st budget in more than two years, longest-lasting such dispute of any state
  • Jul 6 France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
  • Jul 7 Tesla Motors produces its first mass-market car, the Model 3
  • Jul 7 G-20 summit of world leaders begins in Hamburg, Germany amid violent protests
  • Jul 7 United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries
  • Jul 8 British Lions tie 15-15 with New Zealand All Blacks in their 3rd rugby match to tie the series
  • Jul 8 Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings

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Jul 9 CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

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Jul 9 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney

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Jul 9 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Jul 9 Atthaya Thitikul,14-year old Thai amateur becomes youngest winner on Ladies's European Golf Tour at 14 years, 4 months at Ladies European Thailand Championship
  • Jul 9 Hundreds of thousands protest against the Turkish government at a rally in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jul 10 NASA's Juno spacecraft makes closest ever pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot at 9,000 kilometers overhead
  • Jul 12 Giant iceberg breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length
  • Jul 13 US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron

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Jul 13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

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Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jul 15 Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance
  • Jul 16 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker
  • Jul 16 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilić 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon men's title
  • Jul 16 US Open Women's Golf, Trump National GC: Park Sung-hyun wins by 2 shots from fellow South Korean Choi Hye-jin
  • Jul 17 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”
  • Jul 19 US scientists calculate total amount plastic ever produced - 8.3 billion tonnes, equal to weight of 1 billion elephants

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Jul 19 US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • Jul 19 "Depacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times
  • Jul 19 Archaeological dig in Kakadu National Park extends Aboriginal peoples time in Australia to 65,000 to 80,000 years ago
  • Jul 19 BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million

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Jul 19 Investigators using DNA identify 16 year-old James Byron Haakenson as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 41 years after his disappearance

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Jul 20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal government approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C.
  • Jul 20 The last fighting occurs in the Iraqi city of Mosul as the city is liberated from ISIS militants
  • Jul 20 China announces a plan against “foreign garbage” banning 24 categories of plastic and recyclable waste from 2018

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Jul 21 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Jul 21 White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns after opposing appointment of Anthony Scaramucci
  • Jul 22 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident
  • Jul 22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • Jul 23 104th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain, his 4th win
  • Jul 23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

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Jul 23 British Open Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Jordan Spieth wins by 3 strokes from countryman Matt Kuchar

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Jul 24 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control

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Jul 24 Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia after meeting with Senate investigators

Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump Jared Kushner
Son-in-law and Adviser to Donald Trump
Jared Kushner
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Jul 24 Taliban suicide bus bombing in Kabul kills at least 38, mainly employees of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum
  • Jul 24 Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbikes kills at least 26 and injuries 50 in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Jul 25 Sperm counts have halved in last 40 years says research published in "Human Reproduction Update" journal
  • Jul 25 167 African migrants rescued by NGO Proactiva Open Arms off the coast of Libya, 13 perish
  • Jul 25 Wildfires on France's Mediterranean coast near Bormes-les-Mimosas prompts evacuation of 12,000 people
  • Jul 25 Israeli authorities remove new metal detectors from Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif after Palestinian protests amid rising tensions in Jerusalem
  • Jul 25 Ram Nath Kovind becomes 14th President of India
  • Jul 26 US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgendered people from the military, overturning Obama era changes
  • Jul 26 Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040
  • Jul 26 3 live king cobras reported found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles
  • Jul 27 Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts

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Jul 27 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Jul 27 Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever
  • Jul 28 US Senate vote for "skinny" repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against
  • Jul 28 Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office
  • Jul 28 General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump
  • Jul 29 Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia, 4 arrested

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Jul 30 China's President Xi Jinping heads 12,000 troop parade at Zhurihe training base, Inner Mongolia marking 90 years since founding of the People's Liberation Army

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

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Jul 30 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces American diplomats in Russia cut by 755 in response to American sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Jul 30 Venezuelan voting for a new assembly disrupted by violent protests, at least 3 people killed
  • Jul 30 1st centenary of WWI Battle of Passchendaele marked at ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium
  • Jul 30 15 people killed in gunfights with Philippine police, including Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz in an anti-drug trafficking operation
  • Jul 30 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones

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Jul 30 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Seniors title by 3 shots from Corey Pavin

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jul 31 Anthony Scaramucci removed as White House Communications Director after less than 2 weeks