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Events 2010   Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
Events in July 2010

Jul. 1 Christian Wulff (51) becomes Germany’s youngest-ever President. Full Story
Jayant Patel Indian-born U.S. citizen dubbed “Dr. Death” in Australia gets a seven-year jail term fro a string of botched operations. Full Story
Russia’s math whiz Grigori Perelman turns down a $ 1 million prize awarded to him for proving the 106-year-old Poincare Conjecture. Full Story
At least 41 persons are killed and 175 injured as a series of blasts rips through the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore. Full Story
Jul. 2 The United Nations General Assembly votes to create “U.N. Women” (UNW) for accelerating gender equality and women’s empowerment. Full Story
Two hundred and thirty persons are killed as a fuel tanker overturns and explodes in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Full Story
Jul. 3 Rosa Otunbayeva is sworn in Kyrgyzstasn’s President in the capital Bishkek and becomes the first woman head of state in Central Asia. Full Story
Jul. 4 Bronislaw Kamorowski wins Poland’s run off presidential elections. Full Story
U.S. Army General David Petraeus assumes command of the 130,000-strong international force in Afghanistan. Full Story
Jul. 5 Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan launch a customs union. Full Story
The British Government announces plans for a major shake-up of the country’s electrol system. Full Story
The European Space Agency releases the first-ever all sky image of the entire universe. Full Story
Iceland authorities exhume the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer to carry out a paternity test to settle a dispute over his estate. Full Story
Jul. 7 A Solar Impulse airplane takes off on a pioneering round-the-clock flight attempt at Payerne airport in Switzerland. Full Story
Jul. 8 Solar Impulse, a giant Ilisder-like aircraft completes the first night flight propelled by solar energy. Full Story
The European Parliament gives nod for a legal blue-print for the formation of the European External Action Service, a 97,000 – strong diplomatic corps. Full Story
Ten persons suspected of spying for Russia in the U.S. are swapped for four Russians alleged of being U.S. double agents in Vienna, Austria. Full Story
Jul. 9 Over 102 persons are killed and 168 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a government office in Mohmand tribal agency in Pakistan. Full Story
Jul. 10 One of the biggest manhunts by British police ends after a fugitive Raoul Moat kills himself in Rothbury town, Northumber land following a six-hour face-off with armed police officers. Full Story
The European spacecraft Rosetta performs a fly by of Lutetia, a massive potato-shaped asteroid. Full Story
Jul. 11 At least 74 people are killed in twin bombings at two bars packed with soccer fans in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Full Story
Jul. 12 The Swiss government declares French-Polish film director Roman Polanski under house arrest at his chalet in Gstaad a freeman. Full Story
The International Criminal Court at the Hague charges Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. Full Story
Jul. 13 France’s Lower House of Parliament votes to ban the wearing of the burqa and the niqab or full face Muslim veil in public. Full Story
Arun Kumar Narote, an Indian student hailing from Hyderabad is shot dead at a provision store in Bridgeport city in the U.S. Full Story
Jul. 15 Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage following a landmark Senate vote after a 15-hour debate. Full Story
The U.S. Senate passes an unprecedented and game-changing Wall Street reform bill. Full Story
At least 21 persons are killed and 100 injured in two suicide bomb attacks at a prominent Shia Muslim mosque in the Iranian city of Zahedan.
Jul. 16 Germany and China ink a series of deals reportedly worth several billion dollars. Full Story
Jul. 17 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls for general election set for August 21. Full Story
NASA’s wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer or WISE completes its first survey of the entire sky. Full Story
Jul. 18 At last 43 persons are killed in suicide attacks in Iraq aimed at the Sons of Sons of Iraq, a Sunni group also known as Sahia. Full Story
The world celebrates “Nelson Mandela International Day” as the anti-apartheid icon turns 92. Full Story
The six-day 18th International AIDS Conference opens in the Austrian capital Vienna. Full Story
Syria bans niqab the full Islamic veil at universities. Full Story
Jul. 21 The U.S. President Barack Obama signs into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Full Story
Jul. 22 Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008 legal, says the International Court of Justice in a ground breaking ruling. Full Story
Muttiah Muralidharan becomes the first cricketer to take 800 wickets in Test matches playing in his last match in Galle. Full Story
Balochistan province in Pakistan is smothered by floods.
Jul. 24 The 83-year-old Lake Delhi dam in Iowa, the U.S. breaches sending a torrent into the Maquoketa river affecting 8,000 people. Full Story
Nineteen persons are killed and 340 people injured in a stampede at Love Parade 2010 event in the Western German city of Duisburg. Full Story
Jul. 26 In one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history, online whistleblower WikiLeaks brings to light a huge cache of secret U.S. files exposing truth of the failing war of Afghanistan. Full Story
A Spanish man Oscar, who underwent the world’s first full face transplant on March 20 at a Barcelona hospital, appears on television. Full Story
Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, a former Khmer Rouge official, is jailed for 35 years for his role in the mass execution of “enemies” between 1975 and 1979. Full Story
Jul. 28 All 152 people, including six Youth Parliament members, on board a Pakistan aircraft are killed as it crashes into the Margalla Hills skirting the capital Islamabad. Full Story
The Bangladesh Supreme Court in a landmark judgment nullifies the controversial 5th Amendment to the Constitution made in 1977 that gave legitimacy to military-led governments. Full Story
Jul. 29 New York city agrees to pay more than $7 million to settle a civil lawsuit filed by victims of a police brutality case dating back to November 2006. Full Story
Jul. 30 Nepal’s Supreme Court upholds life term for Charles Sobhraj for a crime he committed in 1975. Full Story
At least 800 people are killed after three days of rainfall causes widespread flooding in Pakistan. Full Story
India and the U.S. sign an agreement for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel in Washington. Full Story
Jul. 31 Chelsea Clinton marries investment banker Marc Mezvinsky at Astor Court in Rhinebeck, New York. Full Story


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