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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 2016?


Events

  • 01 Jul 2016 2016 Gulshan attack: Gunmen storm a restaurant, exchange fire with security, and take at least twenty hostages in the Gulshan neighborhood of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Two policemen are killed. The Islamic State claims responsibility. (ABC News) (CNN) (USA Today)
  • 02 Jul 2016 2016 Gulshan attack: 13 hostages were rescued following a standoff with the Rapid Action Battalion. (Reuters)Twenty hostages and two policemen were killed, and six gunmen are dead with one captured alive. (CNN)
  • 03 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Twin bombings in a pair of crowded commercial areas in Baghdad kill at least 125 people. ISIL claims responsibility. (AP) (The Independent) (BBC)
  • 04 Jul 2016 Terrorism in Malaysia: Malaysia confirms it has suffered its first bombing by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the previous week raising fears about the spread of influence of the militant group. (The New York Times)
  • 05 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes, advance north towards ISIL-held Qayyarah Airfield West south of Mosul. (Reuters)The United Nations reports a mortar attack on a camp for displaced Iraqis south of Baghdad kills three people, including two children, and injures 13 others, two critically. (The New York Times)
  • 06 Jul 2016 CPP-NPA-NDF rebellion: Twenty Philippine Army soldiers are under investigation after they are suspected of mutilating the body of a New People's Army member. The communist militant's eyes were gouged, his tongue was cut off and his throat was slit. (GMA News)
  • 07 Jul 2016 Terrorism in Bangladesh: A group of radical Islamists hurl homemade bombs at police officers in the Kishoreganj District in central Bangladesh killing at least one officer and injuring several others. (AP via ABC News)
  • 08 Jul 2016 Insurgency in the North Caucasus: At least eight unidentified militants and one security officer are killed in ongoing clashes in rural Dagestan, Russia. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 09 Jul 2016 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir: 2016 Kashmir unrest: At least three people are killed and dozens more are wounded when protesters clash with Indian Army soldiers. The protesters defied an army curfew and took part in the funeral of a top rebel commander of Hizbul Mujahideen. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 10 Jul 2016 South Sudanese Civil War: An estimated 272 people have been killed between rival Sudan People's Liberation Army factions as clashes in the capital, Juba, continue. According to a spokesman for rebel leader and Vice President Riek Machar, South Sudan is "back to war" despite a peace deal being reached last April. (Al Jazeera) (BBC)
  • 11 Jul 2016 War in Somalia: At least 10 Somali Armed Forces soldiers and 12 Al-Shabaab militants are killed in fighting near the town of Afgooye, Lower Shabelle. (Al Jazeera)
  • 12 Jul 2016 South Sudanese Civil War: After five days of fighting that left 272 people dead and thousands more displaced in the capital, Juba, President Salva Kiir Mayardit and rebel leader and Vice-President Riek Machar declare a ceasefire. (Al Jazeera)
  • 13 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War: A car bomb explodes at a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 14 Jul 2016 War in Somalia: A suspected militant of Al-Shabaab shoots and kills four Kenyan police officers at a police station in Kapenguria, Kenya, where he was being held. The militant was later killed following a shootout with police. (Reuters)
  • 15 Jul 2016 The President of France François Hollande extends a state of emergency against terrorism for three months following the attack which has now claimed over 80 lives. He had previously announced that it would be lifted on 26 July. (Sputnik News), (BBC News)
  • 16 Jul 2016 The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport indicating that the coup may be faltering. (The New York Times)
  • 17 Jul 2016 At least one person is reportedly killed and others are taken hostage after an armed group seized control of the police headquarters in the Erebuni District of Yerevan, Armenia. The gunmen are demanding the release of jailed opposition figure, Jirair Sefilian, according to Armenia's National Security Service. (RT)
  • 18 Jul 2016 Yemeni Civil War : At least six Yemeni soldiers are killed in suicide bombings near the city of Al Mukalla. (Reuters)
  • 19 Jul 2016 Syrian Civil War: The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria kill at least 56 civilians, including 11 children, and injure dozens more. (Reuters)
  • 20 Jul 2016 Ukrainian crisis: Prominent Ukrainian-based journalist Pavel Sheremet of the Ukrayinska Pravda is killed in a car bombing in Kiev. (The Guardian)
  • 21 Jul 2016 Fox News Channel controversies: 21st Century Fox announced that the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes, is resigning. Rupert Murdoch will replace him as interim Chief Executive and Chairman. (Mediaite) (CNN) (New York Post)
  • 22 Jul 2016 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt, 2016 Turkish purges: Thousands gather in Istanbul's Taksim Square in a show of support for the new powers that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has received in order to crackdown on dissent following the attempted coup. (The Telegraph)
  • 23 Jul 2016 2016 Munich shooting: Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae identifies the attacker as a dual national, 18-year-old Iranian-German who apparently acted alone. He was found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. (Reuters)Chief Andrae reports there are "no indications" the teenage gunman, who killed nine people and apparently himself, had links to ISIL or any other terror group. The attack injured 27. (NBC News)
  • 24 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War, Military intervention against ISIL: At least 21 are killed and more than 35 people injured in a suicide attack at one of the residential entrances to district Kadhimiyah, in northern Baghdad, Iraq. ISIL claims responsibility, as published in its official media. (CNN) (Iraqi News)
  • 25 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): A suicide car bomb kills at least 21 people and wounds more than 32 at the entrance to Al Khalis, northeast of Baghdad. Most died inside their vehicles while waiting to enter the town. (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Jul 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab claim responsibility for a double suicide car bombing attack in Mogadishu near an African Union base at the city's airport. At least 13 people are killed, including seven UN guards. (AP) (Al-Jazeera)
  • 27 Jul 2016 Syrian civil war: At least 44 people are killed in a twin bombing in the Kurdish-controlled city of Al-Qamishli on the Syria–Turkey border. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. (The Guardian)
  • 28 Jul 2016 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Russia and Syria will open humanitarian corridors to Aleppo, and will provide a way for rebel fighters to lay down their arms. (CBS News)
  • 29 Jul 2016 The Nigerian military commences bombing militants in Lagos and Ogun States with many militants reported dead. (The Eagle)
  • 30 Jul 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (1978–present): The Turkish military kills 35 Kurdistan Workers' Party militants after they attempt to capture a base in Turkey's Hakkâri Province. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • 31 Jul 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Islamic State militants attack two gas facilities northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding six policemen. Three assailants detonated their explosive vests and a fourth was killed in clash with security forces. (Reuters)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - One Dance
  2. - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  3. - Panda
  4. - Don't Let Me Down
  5. - Cheap Thrills

Movies

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Aliens

Aliens

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

The Message

The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Country: United States of America

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Country: United States of America

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Directed by: Zoya Akhtar

Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Books

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The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

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The fifth book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories!The Masked Man has captured all the royal families from the Land of Stories with the help of his army of literature's greatest villains, including …

Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Here's to Us

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Three romantic rivals. One crowded house. Plenty of room for jealously. Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe, and Scarlett Oliver share only two things--a love for the man they all married, Deacon Thorpe--and a passionate dislike of one another.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

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Look out for Jojo’s new book, Still Me, the next book featuring Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You, coming soon! They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose .

Obsession by Helen Hardt

Obsession

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Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared...and

Crisis of Character by Gary J. Byrne

Crisis of Character

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In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting …