July 2016 calendar

July 2016

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on July 2016: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2016?


  • 01 Jul 2016 2016 Gulshan Attack: Gunmen storm a restaurant and exchange fire with security. They then take at least 20 hostages in the Gulshan neighbourhood of Dhaka. Two police officers are killed. Two policemen are killed by the Islamic State.
  • 02 Jul 2016 After a standoff with Rapid Action Battalion, 13 hostages were freed from the Gulshan attack in 2016. (Reuters) Twenty-five hostages were killed and two police officers were injured. Six gunmen have been captured and six are now dead.
  • 03 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: At least 125 people are killed in twin bombings that struck two commercial areas in Baghdad. ISIL claims responsibility.
  • 04 Jul 2016 Terrorism in Malaysia: Malaysia has confirmed that it was bombed by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIS) during the week before, raising concerns about the possible spread of militant influence.
  • 05 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi troops, supported by U.S. aerialstrikes, move northward towards Qayyarah Airfield West, south of Mosul. The United Nations reports that three people were killed in a mortar attack against a camp for displaced Iraqis, south of Baghdad. Two children are among the casualties. 13 other victims were injured, two critically.
  • 06 Jul 2016 CPP-NPA/NDF rebellion: Twenty soldiers from the Philippine Army are being investigated for allegedly mutilating a New People's Army soldier. The eyes of the communist militant were gouged, his tongue was removed and his throat was slit.
  • 07 Jul 2016 Terrorism in Bangladesh: A group armed with radical Islamists throw homemade bombs at police officers from the Kishoreganj District, central Bangladesh. At least one officer was killed and several were injured.
  • 08 Jul 2016 Insurgency in North Caucasus: At the least eight militants unidentified and one security officer were killed in ongoing clashes, Russia's rural Dagestan.
  • 09 Jul 2016 Jammu and Kashmir insurgency: Insurgency: There are at least three deaths and many more injuries as protesters clash with Indian Army troops. Protesters defied an army curfew to attend the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen's top rebel commander.
  • 10 Jul 2016 South Sudanese Civil War. An estimated 272 people were killed in clashes between rival Sudan People's Liberation Army groups as fighting continues in Juba. A spokesman for Vice President Riekmachar and rebel leader Riek Machar said that South Sudan is now "back to war" despite a recent peace agreement.
  • 11 Jul 2016 War in Somalia: Fighting near Afgooye in Lower Shabelle has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 Somali Armed Forces soldiers as well as 12 Al-Shabaab militants.
  • 12 Jul 2016 South Sudanese Civil War. After five days of fighting that saw 272 deaths and thousands more displaced in Juba, the President Salva Kiir Maiardit and the Vice-President Riekmachar declare a ceasefire.
  • 13 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: At least seven people are killed when a car bomb explodes at a checkpoint in Baghdad.
  • 14 Jul 2016 War in Somalia: Four Kenyan police officers are shot and killed by a suspected militant of Al-Shabaab at a Kapenguria police station, Kenya. After a shootout with police, the militant was killed.
  • 15 Jul 2016 France's President Francois Hollande has extended a three-month state of emergency against terroristic acts following the attack that claimed more than 80 lives. It was previously stated that it would be lifted by the 26th of July. (Sputnik News),
  • 16 Jul 2016 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdan returns to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, indicating that the coup might be in trouble.
  • 17 Jul 2016 An armed group has seized control over the Yerevan Police Headquarters in Erebuni District, Armenia. At least one person has been reported killed and several others taken hostage. According to Armenia's National Security Service, the gunmen want Jirair Sefilian released.
  • 18 Jul 2016 Yemeni Civil War: Six Yemeni soldiers were killed in suicide bombings close to Al Mukalla.
  • 19 Jul 2016 Syrian Civil War: The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that U.S. coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State-held town of Manbij, north Syria, have killed at least 56 civilians (including 11 children) and injured dozens more.
  • 20 Jul 2016 Ukrainian crisis: Pavel Sheremet, a prominent Ukrainian journalist based in Ukraine, is killed in a car bombing at Kiev.
  • 21 Jul 2016 Fox News Channel controversy: 21st Century Fox announced Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief executive, was resigning. Rupert Murdoch will take his place as interim Chairman and Chief Executive.
  • 22 Jul 2016 2016 Turkish coup attempt, 2016 Turkish purges. Thousands gather in Istanbul's Taksim Square to show support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoan's new powers. This is in response to the attempted coup.
  • 23 Jul 2016 Munich shooting, 2016: Munich Police Chief Hubertus andrae identified the attacker as a dual-national Iranian-German 18-year-old who apparently acted alone. His head was shot by a gunshot to the head, and he was later found dead. (Reuters)Chief Andrae says there are no indications that the teenager gunman who shot and killed nine people, as well as himself, was connected to ISIL or any other terrorist group. The attack left 27 people injured.
  • 24 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War, Military Intervention against ISIL: A suicide attack on one of the residential entrances in district Kadhimiyah in northern Baghdad left at least 21 people dead and more than 35 injured. According to its official media, ISIL claims responsibility.
  • 25 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): A suicide car bomb injures more than 32 people at the Al Khalis entrance northeast of Baghdad. Many died in their cars as they waited to enter the town.
  • 26 Jul 2016 Somali Civil War (2009-present). Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the double suicide car bombing attack on Mogadishu, near the African Union base at its airport. At least 13 people were killed, seven UN guards included.
  • 27 Jul 2016 Civil war in Syria: At least 44 people were killed in twin bombings in Al-Qamishli, a Kurdish-controlled town near the Syria-Turkey border. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • 28 Jul 2016 Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, says Russia and Syria will open humanitarian routes to Aleppo and provide a means for rebel fighters of the conflict to surrender their arms.
  • 29 Jul 2016 With many militants reported to have been killed, the Nigerian military begins bombing militants in Lagos.
  • 30 Jul 2016 Kurdish-Turkish Conflict (1978-1999): 35 Kurdistan Workers Party militants are killed by the Turkish military after they attempted to seize a base in Turkey’s Hakkari Province.
  • 31 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): Islamic State militants attacked two gas facilities northwest from Kirkuk, northern Iraq. At least five people were killed and six others were injured. Three of the assailants set off their explosive vests, and one was killed during clashes with security forces.
  • 07 Jul 2016 Ex-US Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He is subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.
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  1. - One Dance
  2. - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  3. - Panda
  4. - Don't Let Me Down
  5. - Cheap Thrills


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