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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2007?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2007 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
  • 02 Jul 2007 US President George Bush annuls the 30-month prison sentence given to Lewis Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice.
  • 03 Jul 2007 United States counterterrorism experts say some of the men arrested in connection to terror plots in the United Kingdom had links to al-Qaeda in Iraq. (CNN)
  • 04 Jul 2007 The 50-star U.S. flag becomes the longest-flying American flag, replacing the 48-star flag that flew from 1912 to 1959.
  • 05 Jul 2007 Scientists announce the discovery of a new species of cephalopod, dubbed 'octosquid', found off the coast of Hawaii. (Star Bulletin)
  • 06 Jul 2007 The 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio rejects a lawsuit against George W. Bush's domestic wiretapping program, saying that the plaintiffs did not have the right to sue. (CNET News)
  • 07 Jul 2007 Pope Benedict XVI removes restrictions on celebrating the old Latin Mass, reviving an ancient Roman Rite Mass liturgy that was essentially abolished after the Second Vatican Council. (Wahington Post via ''AP'')
  • 08 Jul 2007 Boeing launches the new Boeing 787.
  • 09 Jul 2007 A Piper Cherokee fixed-wing single engine airplane crashes during thunderstorms in Tyringham, Massachusetts, killing the two people on the plane. (The Berkshire Eagle)
  • 10 Jul 2007 A Cessna 310R twin-engine airplane crashes into two homes in Sanford, Florida, killing three adults and two children.
  • 11 Jul 2007 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed the destruction of the entire chemical weapons stockpile in Albania. (AP)
  • 12 Jul 2007 The African kingdom of Lesotho declares a food crisis due to UN report showing a ampquotmajor food gapampquot for 20% of the population. (Reuters)
  • 13 Jul 2007 Conrad Black is found guilty on three charges of fraud and one charge of obstruction of justice in Chicago. (BBC)
  • 14 Jul 2007 Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül asked the US for an explanation of alleged delivery of weapons to the PKK terrorist group. Gül said that ties with Turkey-US would collapse if arms to PKK claims confirmed. (Jerusalem Post) (Today Zeman) (PressTV)
  • 15 Jul 2007 In Tacoma, Washington, USA, the second span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens to traffic, making it the longest twin suspension bridge in the world.
  • 16 Jul 2007 The US State Department imposes restrictions on importation of ancient coins "of Cypriot types" issued before 225 BCE.
  • 17 Jul 2007 TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in Sao Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
  • 18 Jul 2007 At the height of rush hour in New York City a major steam pipe bursts, releasing millions of gallons of boiling water and super heated steam. Only one fatality occurs, a pedestrian who goes into cardiac arrest.
  • 19 Jul 2007 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 14,000 for the first time in history.
  • 20 Jul 2007 The President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva orders an inquiry into the crash of TAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054. (CNN)
  • 21 Jul 2007 U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
  • 22 Jul 2007 Voters in Cameroon go to the polls for parliamentary elections. Opposition leaders denounce the election as fraudulent. (BBC)
  • 23 Jul 2007 The US dollar drops to US$2.06 against the British pound sterling, the lowest since 1981.
  • 24 Jul 2007 Five mountain climbers freeze to death in the Italian Alps. (Reuters via News Limited)
  • 25 Jul 2007 The New England Journal of Medicine reports about Oscar, a hospice cat with the ability to predict which patients will die hours before their death. (New England Journal of Medicine) (CNN)
  • 26 Jul 2007 A 50-pound chunk of white ice crashes through the roof of a house, in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. Other large chunks of ice fall from the clear sky, tearing through nearby trees.
  • 27 Jul 2007 Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase;
  • 28 Jul 2007 Pakistan raises concerns about a draft bill adopted by the United States Congress that ties United States foreign aid to progress in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. (The Hindu)
  • 29 Jul 2007 The Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert announces that United States military and defense aid to Israel will total $30 billion over the next ten years. (Irish Examiner)
  • 30 Jul 2007 New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visits U.S. President George W. Bush for the first time as Prime Minister.
  • 31 Jul 2007 Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

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Movies

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The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Country: United States of America

Stardust

Stardust

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Country: United States of America

Death Sentence

Death Sentence

Release year: 2007

Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston, Garrett Hedlund

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Books

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The Judas Strain by James Rollins

The Judas Strain

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ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction New York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with a terrifying story of an ancient

The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

The Diana Chronicles

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Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions?

Jesus Of Nazareth by Benedict XVI

Jesus Of Nazareth

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New York Times Bestseller! The momentous third and final volume in the Pope’s international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series, detailing how the stories of Jesus’ infancy and childhood are as relevant

The Last Summer (Of You And Me) by Ann Brashares

The Last Summer (Of You And Me)

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares comes her first adult novelIn the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals

Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson

Killer Weekend

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THAT?LL LEAVE READERS BREATHLESS.Controversial New York State Attorney General Liz Shaler is announcing her candidacy for president at a high-profile convergence of media heavy-hitters.