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Santino Ferrucci is sacked by Trident Racing for deliberately crashing into Arjun Maini

Ferrucci was banned from four F2 races after making deliberate contact with his teammate Maini after the Sprint Race at Silverstone on the weekend of the British Grand Prix. He was also disqualified from the Sprint Race results at Silverstone for a separate incident when he deliberately forced Maini off the track.

Würzburg train attack

Afghan refugee Riaz Khan Ahmadzai attacked and injured four people, two critically, on a train near Würzburg in Germany. A fifth person was injured outside. The attacker was a 17-year-old asylum seeker, armed with a knife and hatchet. The state office of criminal investigations called it a terrorist attack with an Islamist religious motive.

Shooting of Almaty police officers

Ruslan Kulikbayev, a 26-year-old Salafi Jihadist and ex-convict, shot and killed 10 people, including 8 police officers and 2 civilians, at a police station in Almaty, Kazakhstan before being apprehended in a chase and shootout with law enforcement.

Tomorrowland is held over two weekends for first time

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, and to meet the high demand for tickets, the 2014 edition of Tomorrowland would be held over two weekends. The line-up for both weekends would be more or less the same.

The city of Detroit goes bankrupt

The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in July 2013. It is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history by debt, estimated at $18–20 billion, exceeding Jefferson County, Alabama's $4-billion filing in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Three Netflix productions receive 14 Emmy nominations

Netflix made history by earning the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television. Three of its web series, Arrested Development, Hemlock Grove, and House of Cards, earned a total of 14 nominations. Netflix also made history with three wins, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode, "Chapter 1", of House of Cards.

Attack at Burgas Airport

The 2012 Burgas bus bombing was a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber on a passenger bus transporting Israeli tourists at the Burgas Airport in Bulgaria in July 2012. The bus was carrying 42 Israelis, mainly youths, from the airport to their hotels, after arriving on a flight from Tel Aviv.

The Tanks opens at Tate Modern

The first phase of the expansion involved the conversion of three large, circular, underground oil tanks originally used by the power station into accessible display spaces and facilities areas. These opened on the middle of July 2012 and closed on 28 October 2012 as work on the tower building continued directly above. They reopened following the completion of the Switch House extension on 17 June 2016.


Manchester City buy striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Adebayor signed a 5-year contract with Manchester City for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of £25 million. He scored a goal on his debut for City against Blackburn with a shot from 18 yards in the 3rd minute. On his home debut, Adebayor scored in the 17th minute in a 1–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Musical 'Mamma Mia!' premieres

The musical Mamma Mia! had its world premiere in London's Leicester Square. Hundreds of fans laid all their love on the movie's stars - including Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgård - as they walked the azure blue carpet, a reference to the movie's Mediterranean setting.


David Cone's perfect game

David Cone tossed the 15th regular-season perfect game against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium in MLB history and the third in team history. Cone retired all 27 batters that he faced and he pitched a perfect game as the Yankees beat the Expos, 6-0. Cone's perfect game was the 247th no-hitter in MLB history.

'The Simpsons' actor Hank Azaria marries actress Helen Hunt

Azaria's relationship with actress Helen Hunt began in 1994; they married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the couple's home in Southern California in July 1999. The two had appeared together in Mad About You and "Dumbbell Indemnity", an episode of The Simpsons. After a year of marriage, Azaria moved out of the couple's home.

Bobby Brown marries Whitney Houston at her New Jersey estate

Whitney Houston met Bobby Brown at the Soul Train Music Awards. They were in a relationship for 3 years prior to getting married. Their wedding took place at Whitney’s New Jersey estate in Mendham. It was attended by roughly 800 guests. The groom was dressed in white, the same as the bride, instead of the typical black.

First Lollapalooza music festival is held in North America

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. Conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997 and was revived in 2003.

Singer Nico dies

A German singer Christa Päffgen, known under stage name as Nico died while being on vacation on an island of Ibiza with her son. Nico was riding a bicycle when she suffered a heart attack. She fell down and hit her head. She was misdiagnosed and died at a local hospital. She was buried in Grunewald Forest Cemetery in Berlin.


Nadia Comăneci scores a perfect 10 in gymnastics

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian gymnast that won 5 Olympic gold medals, each of them in individual events. As a 14-year-old, she managed to score a perfect 10. Prior to this, it was considered impossible to score more than 9.95. Due to this fact, her score was displayed as 1.00 as there were only 3 digits on the scoreboard.

Gemini 10 is launched

Seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler published his Mein Kampf. During his nine-month stay in prison was writing Mein Kampf or My Struggle that was a bitter narrative filled with rabid anti-Semitic and the model for his plan of Nazi world domination.

'Rag Doll' starts a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

An American rock and pop band, The Four Seasons released a single “Rag Doll”. The song peaked at No. 1 of the Billboard Hot 100, lasting on the top position for 2 weeks. It also topped the US Cash Box Top 100 and Canada RPM Top Singles at the time. The song was inspired by a dirty-faced little girl, dressed in ragged clothes.

Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262

The V3 3rd prototype airframe, with the code PC+UC, became a true jet when it flew in July 1942 in Leipheim near Günzburg, Germany, piloted by test pilot Fritz Wendel. This was almost 9 months ahead of the British Gloster Meteor's 1st flight in March 1943. Its retracting conventional tail wheel gear, a feature shared with the first four Me 262 V-series airframes,

Douglas Corrigan lands in Ireland after transatlantic flight

Corrigan had been denied permission to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. He filled his flight plan from New York to Long Beach. But he flew to Ireland instead, officially claiming that it was a navigational error. This brought him the nickname “Wrong Way.” He never publicly admitted to having flown to Ireland intentionally.

Spanish Civil War begins

The Spanish Civil War began as a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco and extend to mainland Spain. The Nationalists received aid from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The war was an outcome of a polarization of Spanish life and politics that had developed over previous decades.

Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf

Seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler published his Mein Kampf. During his nine-month stay in prison was writing Mein Kampf or My Struggle that was a bitter narrative filled with rabid anti-Semitic and the model for his plan of Nazi world domination.

Great Fire of Rome

The fire began in the merchant shops around Rome's chariot stadium, Circus Maximus, on the night of July 19. After six days the fire was brought under control, and before the damage could be measured, the fire reignited and burned for another three days. In the aftermath of the fire, two thirds of Rome had been destroyed.

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