July 2007 calendar

July 2007

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.

But much more happened on July 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2007?


  • 01 Jul 2007 All public indoor spaces in England are closed to smoking.
  • 02 Jul 2007 The US President George Bush has revoked the sentence of 30 months in prison that Lewis Libby was given for perjury, obstruction of justice and other crimes.
  • 03 Jul 2007 United States counterterrorism experts claim that some of those arrested in connection with terror plots in the United Kingdom were connected to al-Qaeda in Iraq.
  • 04 Jul 2007 The U.S. flag with 50 stars replaces the flag with 48 stars that flew between 1912 and 1959.
  • 05 Jul 2007 Scientists have announced the discovery of an entirely new species of cephalopod off the coast of Hawaii.
  • 06 Jul 2007 The 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio rejected a lawsuit against George W. Bush’s domestic wiretapping programme. It ruled that the plaintiffs were not entitled to sue.
  • 07 Jul 2007 Pope Benedict XVI lifts restrictions on the celebration of the old Latin Mass and revives an ancient Roman Rite Mass liturgy, which was essentially abandoned after the Second Vatican Council.
  • 08 Jul 2007 Boeing unveils the Boeing 787.
  • 09 Jul 2007 Two people were killed when a Piper Cherokee single-engine fixed-wing aircraft crashes in thunderstorms in Tyringham Massachusetts.
  • 10 Jul 2007 Three adults and two children were killed when a twin-engine Cessna 310R Cessna aircraft crashes into their Sanford homes.
  • 11 Jul 2007 The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has confirmed the destruction of the entire stockpile of chemical weapons in Albania.
  • 12 Jul 2007 UN report shows that 20% of the population is in serious food shortage. Lesotho, an African kingdom, declares food crisis.
  • 13 Jul 2007 Conrad Black was found guilty of three fraud charges and one obstruction of justice in Chicago.
  • 14 Jul 2007 Abdullah Gul, Turkish Foreign Minister, asked for clarification from the US about alleged weapons delivery to the PKK terrorist organization. Gul stated that the US would cut ties with Turkey if PKK claims were confirmed.
  • 15 Jul 2007 The second span of Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington, USA, opens to traffic. It is the longest twin suspension bridge in existence.
  • 16 Jul 2007 The US State Department has placed restrictions on the importation of coins "of Cypriot type" that were issued before 225 BC.
  • 17 Jul 2007 TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas), Flight 3054 crashes during rainy conditions in Sao Paulo. This is the deadliest aviation accident in Brazil to date, with an estimated 199 victims.
  • 18 Jul 2007 A major steam pipe bursts during rush hour in New York City, releasing millions gallons boiling water and super-heated steam. One fatality is recorded, that of a pedestrian who experiences cardiac arrest.
  • 19 Jul 2007 For the first time ever, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 14,000.
  • 20 Jul 2007 Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ordered an investigation into the TAM Linhas Airereas Flight 3054 crash.
  • 21 Jul 2007 For two hours, Dick Cheney, the U.S. Vice-President of the United States, serves as Acting President while President George W. Bush goes through a colonoscopy.
  • 22 Jul 2007 Cameroon's voters go to the polls in Cameroon for parliamentary elections. The election was denounced by the opposition leaders.
  • 23 Jul 2007 The US dollar has fallen to US$2.06 against sterling, its lowest level since 1981.
  • 24 Jul 2007 Five mountain climbers died in the Italian Alps after they tried to climb up the mountains.
  • 25 Jul 2007 The New England Journal of Medicine has a story about Oscar, a hospice cat that can predict the death of patients hours in advance.
  • 26 Jul 2007 A chunk of white ice weighing 50 pounds crashes through a roof of a house in Dubuque, Iowa USA. Other large chunks also fell from clear skies, tearing through nearby forests.
  • 27 Jul 2007 Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Arizona, Arizona television stations KNXV & KTVK collide in Phoenix over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix. They were covering a chase by police officers;
  • 28 Jul 2007 Pakistan is concerned about a draft United States Congress bill that ties foreign aid to progress against Al Qaeda/Taliban,
  • 29 Jul 2007 Ehud Olmert, the Prime Minister of Israel, announced that US military and defense assistance to Israel will reach $30 billion in the next ten year.
  • 30 Jul 2007 The new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited the United States President George W. Bush as Prime Minister for the first time.
  • 31 Jul 2007 Operation Banner, which was the British Army's longest-running operation in Northern Ireland, is over.
  • 01 Jul 2007 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Umbrella
  2. - Hey There Delilahyoutube
  3. - Party Like A Rockstar
  4. - Big Girls Don't Cryyoutube
  5. - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Umbrella
  2. - Big Girls Don't Cryyoutube
  3. - Foundations
  4. - The Way I Are
  5. - Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 2007?

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

God Is Not Great


Christopher Hitchens, in the spirit of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am not a Christian and Sam Harris’s new bestseller, The End of Faith makes the final case against religion.

Bungalow 2 by Danielle Steel

Bungalow 2


Danielle Steel's compelling novel, "The Story of a Woman" tells the story of a suburban mom who becomes an award-winning screenwriter, with all the heartbreak, joy, and challenges that comes along the way.

The Assault On Reason by Al Gore

The Assault On Reason


Visionary analysis of how politics of fear, secrecy and cronyism have combined with degration of public sphere has created an environment dangerously hostile for reason

The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

The Quickie


THE #1 BESTSELLING SENSATION #1 New York Times #1 Chicago Tribune 1 Washington Post #1 Entertainment Weekly #1 USA Today #1 Wall Street Journal James Patterson is America's most beloved thriller writer. He presents his most outrageous-and surprising-novel yet.

Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar


This New York Times bestseller is the funny philosophy course that everyone wishes they had taken in school. Outrageously funny, Plato & a Platypus Walk into Bar.