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Events in History in July 1992

  • Jul 1 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • Jul 1 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • Jul 2 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • Jul 3 South Africa's FIFA membership reinstated (expelled 1961); united non-racial FA, political prisoners released, free political parties
  • Jul 5 Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
  • Jul 6 Fay Vincent institutes plans to realign NL
  • Jul 8 Thomas Klestil installed as President of Austria
  • Jul 8 Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Jul 9 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • Jul 10 Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
  • Jul 10 SuriPop VII, Suriname Popular Song Festival
  • Jul 11 Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
  • Jul 12 Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
  • Jul 13 The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

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Jul 14 386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz, starting the open source operating system revolution. Linus Torvalds release "Linux" soon afterwards

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds

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Jul 15 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

  • Jul 15 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • Jul 17 Slovak parliament declares independence from Czechoslovakia, beginning the so-called Velvet Divorce
  • Jul 18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru
  • Jul 19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • Jul 20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris

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Jul 20 Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

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Jul 22 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • Jul 24 Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
  • Jul 24 Shankar Dayal Sharma is elected ninth Indian President
  • Jul 25 Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
  • Jul 26 Britain honours her dead in the Falklands War
  • Jul 27 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)

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Jul 27 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Jul 30 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
  • Jul 31 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die