Historical Events for July 1976

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1st - Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
1st - Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
2nd - 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
2nd - Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
2nd - Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
2nd - Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics
3rd - 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97)
3rd - Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
3rd - Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
3rd - Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 4th - Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
4th - Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
4th - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
6th - Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
7th - Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA; succeeded by E Henry Knoche
7th - Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
8th - Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
9th - England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
9th - Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
9th - Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
10th - 105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale
10th - Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)
10th - The Seveso disaster occurs in Italy.
10th - One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
11th - 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
11th - 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
11th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
11th - In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"
12th - Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
13th - 47th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
13th - All star MVP: George Foster (Cin Reds)
13th - Court martial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
13th - Last day of Test Cricket for Brian Close, aged 45
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter 14th - Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC
14th - USSR banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
15th - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
16th - Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
17th - 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
17th - Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
17th - The opening of the Summer Olympics is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
18th - "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
18th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
18th - Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France
18th - Stockhausens "Sirius" premieres in NYC
18th - Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut
18th - Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
19th - Rock group Deep Purple disbands
19th - Allman Brother's roadie Scooter Herring sentenced to 75 years for providing drugs for the group, based on Gregg Allman's testimony
19th - Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 20th - Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago
20th - US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
20th - Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
20th - Rev. Samuel Mutendi, founder of the first African Independent Church, dies
21st - "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
21st - 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Philadelphia
21st - Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
21st - Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' car in Dublin
22nd - "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
23rd - 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 23rd - Balt Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game
23rd - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
23rd - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
23rd - Wings release "Let 'em In"
24th - John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
25th - Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
25th - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
27th - 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
27th - Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
28th - 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
28th - 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
28th - Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
28th - White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
29th - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
29th - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
30th - Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
30th - Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
30th - 4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force
31st - Seychelles Independence (Independence day)
31st - Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)

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