On This Day

Events in History in July 1995

  • Jul 1 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jul 2 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • Jul 6 Venezuelan Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production
  • Jul 7 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • Jul 7 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), lands
  • Jul 8 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • Jul 9 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Historic Event

Jul 9 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilize the organization

  • Jul 11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica

Album Release

Jul 12 Enrique Iglesias releases his first album, "Enrique Iglesias"

  • Jul 13 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches
  • Jul 15 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

Historic Event

Jul 17 Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world with a net worth of $12.9 billion dollars

  • Jul 18 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

Historic Publication

Jul 18 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

  • Jul 20 The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
  • Jul 22 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • Jul 22 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • Jul 23 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
  • Jul 25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • Jul 27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • Jul 28 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices