Historical Events for July 2007
Events 1 - 11 of 11
1st - Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces. With the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. The ban is also put into effect in Australia.
7th - Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.
7th - Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth.
14th - Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
16th - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.
17th - TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
21st - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.
24th - Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.
25th - Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president
27th - Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
31st - Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.